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The Critical Era: American Foreign Policy, 1945-2017

In this ten-week seminar, we will discuss the development and progress of American foreign policy, beginning with the Cold War and ending with the present administration, examining America's relations with Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We will look at the changes taking place in those areas of the world and the United States relation and approach to them.
Note: This course does not meet on Thursday, September 21.

Instructor Bio:

Charles T. Demek was born in Baltimore, MD, and graduated from Loyola University in 1967 with a BA in history and philosophy. During the Vietnam era, he served in the Army Security Agency as a Chinese translator. After the war, he studied at Duquesne University acquiring a MA degree in American history and Inter-American relations. Then he worked for the Rural Electrification Administration and the United States Independent Telephone Association dealing with telecommunications deregulation. From 1975 to 1979, he studied at George Washington University, completing a major portion of his doctoral work on American history, American diplomatic history, American social and intellectual history, and Middle East history. In 1988 he enhanced his education by pursuing his teaching certification. From 1992 to 1994, he taught at Cooper Middle School, and from 1994-2015 at Chantilly High School in Fairfax County. He is now retired and living in Palmyra with his wife Juneanne.

Recommended Reading:

Ambrose, Stephen E. and Douglas G. Brinkley. Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938, 1971.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A24 Charles Demek Sep 7, 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16 Th 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Unity of Charlottesville A

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