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Please join Professor Simon Miles in a conversation with Petra Goedde, Associate Professor of History and director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple University, as they discuss Goedde’s new book, The Politics of Peace.
Petra Goedde began her academic studies in Germany before moving to Northwestern University for her PhD in history. Her research interests are in U.S. foreign relations, transnational, culture, and gender history. She is the author of GIs and Germans: Culture, Gender, and Foreign Relations, 1945-1949 (Yale 2003), co-editor of The Human Rights Revolution: An International History (Oxford 2012), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Cold War (Oxford, 2013). She has also written articles on cultural globalization since 1945 and contributed a section to Akira Iriye, ed., Global Interdependence (Harvard University Press/C.H. Beck, Germany, 2013). She has held numerous fellowships in support of her research, among them the German Academic Exchange Service, the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University, and the Center of Advanced Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. Currently, she is completing a book manuscript on the global discourse on peace during the cold war, as well as a joint book project with Akira Iriye, International History: A Cultural Approach.
Her new book, The Politics of Peace talks about two main points:
  • Emphasizes the interplay between governmental and non-governmental actors both within and across national boundaries.
  • Highlights the movement of ideas and people across the ideological divide between East and West and reveals the transnational networks that challenged and eventually undermined the cold war order.


November 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy
Department of Political Science


Sanford Room 04