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The David M. Kennedy Lecture on the United States in the World in 2015 will be "The Politics of Distant War: 1917, 1941, 1964” by Mary Dudziak, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford. This event will be on May 12, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in Levinthal Hall at the Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford University. Light refreshments begin at 4:45 p.m. and the talk begins at 5:15 p.m.
Mary L. Dudziak is a leading U.S. legal historian. She is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and Director of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society at Emory University. This year she is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and in fall 2015 she will be the Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress. Her work has also been supported fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Included in her many publications are Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall’s African Journey, and War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences. Her next book, Going to War: An American History, is under contract with Oxford University Press. Professor Dudziak received her A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and her J.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University.
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