UAA History Grad Presents Research
Former UAA History Major and now MA candidate at UAF, Jordan Craddick presented a talk entitled "The Reluctant Assimilationist: Sheldon Jackson's Motives for entering Alaska" at the Alaska Native Studies Conference "Alaska Native Studies in the 21st Century: Transforming the University" held at UAA April 5th and 6th. He has also been accepted into the PhD program at the University of Washington with a full scholarship. The department congratulates him on his excellent achievements!
The Department of History Congratulates its Graduating Seniors
The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of History will be holding a reception to celebrate its graduating seniors on Wednesday, April 17th from 2:00-3:00pm in Admin 147. Cake and punch will be served. The department will also distribute Honor Cords to qualifying graduates at that time. All History Majors are invited to attend. Please join the department in celebrating its Spring 2013 graduates!
Congratulations to the graduating History Majors!
Sarah Barajas Alyssa Bish Mariah Bookbinder Mattie Bookbinder Conrad Booth
Jacob Dee Heather Ezzell Caleb Gordon Kenneth Gregory Cole Heimann
Jordan Jenkes Taras Lapka Madison Littlefield Shane Logan Julia Mouritsen
Chase Myers Chelsey Reeves Daniel Ruehle Robert Schneden Sabina Seeberger
Joseph Shaubach Mikala Smith Colby
Stewart Quinn Stoops Albert Strawther III
Stephan Taylor Elizabeth Vollstedt Richard Wooten
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The History Department Presents a Special Lecture by Dr. Brad Simpson of Princeton University
The UAA History Department is pleased to present a guest lecture by Bradley Simpson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. The title of Simpson's talk is, "How Universal Are We? The Tortured U.S. Relationship With Human Rights." This lecture is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, February 28th from 7-9pm in Rasmuson Hall, Room 101.
Professor Simpson is an expert in the history of U.S. foreign relations. His particular interests are in U.S.-Southeast Asian relations, political economy, human rights and development. His first book, "Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968" (Stanford, 2008), explores the intersection of anti-communism and development thinking in shaping U.S.-Indonesian relations. He is currently working on two new book projects. One is a global history of self-determination and human rights. The other is a book on U.S.-Indonesian relations from 1966-1998.
He has also contributed to the edited volume, "The Human Rights Revolution" (Oxford, 2011), and has published numerous articles in academic journals. He was featured in the recent Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio documentary, "Accomplices in Atrocity. The Indonesian Killings of 1965." In addition to being a respected scholar of human rights history, Simpson is also a human rights practitioner. From 2002 to 2005, he served as a consultant to East Timor's Commission for Reception, Truth, and Reconciliation (CAVR). He is also the founder and director of a project at the non-profit National Security Archive to declassify U.S. Government documents concerning Indonesia and East Timor during the reign of General Suharto (1966-1998).