Mark Atwood Lawrence is Associate Professor of History, Distinguished Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Director of Graduate Studies at the Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and his doctorate from Yale in 1999. After teaching as a lecturer in history at Yale, he joined the History Department at UT Austin in 2000. Since then, he has published two books, 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).
Professor Lawrence has also published an edited collection of primary sources entitled The Vietnam War: An International History in Documents (Oxford University Press, 2014) and four co-edited books: Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Studies in International Environmental History (Oxford University Press, 2013), Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s (Oxford University Press, 2014), Beyond the Eagle’s Shadow: New Histories of Latin America’s Cold War (University of New Mexico Press, 2014), and The United States and the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (Princeton University Press, 2014). He is currently at work on a study of U.S. policymaking toward the developing world in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Appointed Stanley Kaplan Visiting Professor of American Foreign Policy at William College (2011-2012); recipient of the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize and Paul Birdsall Prize for Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (2006); winner of President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
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March 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 38 mins 16 secs
history, politics, vietnam war
Vietnam expert Professor Mark Lawrence dialogues about Soviet-Vietnam relations during the Cold War.