Zumwalt Historian Larry Berman to Visit Stonehill
January 14, 2013
The biographer of one of America's top modern military leaders, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., will speak at Stonehill on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. in the Martin Institute. All are welcome to attend.
Author and political scientist Professor Larry Berman will explore the life and accomplishments of Admiral Zumwalt who rose to command the U.S. Navy during the 1970s when he initiated sweeping reforms that modernized the fleet and challenged institutional racism.
Berman has developed an international reputation as an expert on American politics, foreign policy, the American presidency, and the war in Vietnam. He has served as Founding Director of the University of California Washington Center and Director of the Davis Washington program. His most recent book is "The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr." Earlier this month, Berman became Berman the Founding Dean of the Honors College at Georgia State University.
Both the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council for Learned Societies have awarded Berman fellowships. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and scholar in residence at the Rockefeller Foundation's Center in Bellagio, Italy.
Berman was the first political scientist to receive the Bernath Lecture Prize, presented annually by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations to a scholar whose work has most contributed to our understanding of foreign relations.
His many honors derive from an exceptionally strong record of publication, which include the books Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson's War: The Road to Stalemate in Vietnam, No Peace, No Honor: Nixon, Kissinger, and Betrayal in Vietnam and Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent.
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