KC Johnson

RCS Seminar–Fall 2013

I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. My B.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) come from Harvard, my M.A. from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to Brooklyn College & the CUNY Graduate Center, I taught at Arizona State and Williams; I also have served as a visiting professor at Harvard (2005) and at Tel Aviv University (2007-8), as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.

Feel free to e-mail me or call me (207-329-8456) with any comments or questions; or follow me on twitter.

Below are links to the PowerPoints for each session:

PowerPoint 1: Early Foundations

PowerPoint2:  From World War II to the Cold War

background reading:

PowerPoint 3: The Foundations of the U.S.-Israeli Alliance

PowerPoint4:  The End of the Cold War & the New World Order

PP#5: The United States and International Terrorism

PowerPoint6: Contemporary Dilemmas

Reading & Commentary Sites on Contemporary the U.S. Role in the Region

Lara Setrakian (Syria Deeply, twitter)

Daniel Drezner (Foreign Policy, twitter)

Jeffrey Goldberg (Bloomberg View, twitter)

Marc Lynch (Foreign Policy, twitter)

Al Jazeera English (twitter)

Michael Koplow (Ottomans and Zionists, twitter)

Joshua Foust (Medium, twitter)

Political Geography Now

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