U.S. History Experts

Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin
New School for Social Research.
Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT. Senior Advisor, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
Francis J. Gavin is first Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy studies and Professor of Political Science at MIT.Before joining MIT, Francis J. Gavin was the Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs and the Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas.  From 2005 until 2010, he directed The American Assembly’s multi...
Professor of History, Georgetown University
Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
EducationM.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization, Brown University; B.A. in Philosophy, Barnard CollegeHonorsFulbright Senior Scholar, Germany, 2009; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, 2005-6; Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship, Princeton University, 1995-96; Social Politics recognized by Library Journal as one of "10 Best New Journals of 1994"; Fulbright Scholar Abroad, Sweden, 1994; Nati...
Associate Professor of Women's Studies and history, Emory University
Independent Writer, Chevy Chase, MD
James Reston is the author of 15 books, three plays, and numerous articles in national magazines. He was awarded the Prix Italia and the Dupont-Columbia Award for his 1983 90 minute radio documentary on National Public Radio, "Father Cares: the Last of Jonestown." His last four historical works, Galileo: A Life, The Last Apocalypse, Warriors of God, and Defenders of the Faith h...
former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz spent more than three decades as a public servant, ambassador and educator, including 24 years in government service under seven U.S. presidents. In addition to three senior positions with the State Department, as Director of Policy Planning, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, he also served in the Defense Department during t...
White Burkett Miller Professor of History and Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia
Philip Zelikow is the White Burkett Miller Professor of History and Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in the history of the modern world, 20th century U.S. foreign policy, and presidential decision-making. He was formerly a Foreign Service Officer (1985-1989, 1991), a senior staff member of the National Security Council...