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Arne Westad

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    Professional affiliation

    Elihu Professor of History, Yale University

    Odd Arne Westad teaches history and global affairs at Yale.

    Full Biography

    Odd Arne Westad is Elihu Professor of History at Yale University. He has previously been School Professor of International History at LSE and S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations at Harvard. Among his books are The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a history of the Chinese civil war. He also co-edited the three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War. His most recent books are Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750, which won the Asia Society’s book award, The Cold War: A World History, and Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 Years of China-Korea Relations. Westad is a member of the History and Public Policy Program Advisory Board.