Bio

Mark Atwood Lawrence is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.  He earned his BA from Stanford University in 1988 and his PhD from Yale University in 1999.  He is author of Assuming the Burden:  Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005) and The Vietnam War:  A Concise International History (Oxford University Press, 2008).  He is now working on a study of U.S. policymaking toward the developing world in the 1960s.