POSTED BY KARA TILLY326.20SC ON JANUARY 12, 2016; see also (review of hart's book)
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
Lorton Performance Center, Meinig Recital Hall
University of Tulsa
Guest Speaker Dr. Justin Hart
Justin Hart is Associate Chair and Associate Professor of History at Texas Tech University, and he will be speaking about the history of educational programs, such as Fulbright Scholarships, as tools of public diplomacy. He is the author of Empire of Ideas: The Origins of Public Diplomacy and the Transformation of U. S. Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2013) and several articles and book chapters, including “Making Democracy Safe for the World: Race, Propaganda, and the Transformation of U.S. Foreign Policy during World War II" (Pacific Historical Review, February 2004), which received the James Madison Prize of the Society for the History of the Federal Government and the W. Turrentine Jackson Prize of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.
Sponsored by the Center for Global Education and Tulsa Global Alliance
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."