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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program


Robert J. McMahon

Robert J. McMahonRobert J. McMahon is the Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. A specialist in U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, he has long taught courses on those subjects. McMahon has also lectured widely in the United States as well as in China, Japan, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Finland. He is the author of several books, including Dean Acheson and the Creation of an American World Order (2009); The Cold War (2003); and The Limits of Empire: The United States and Southeast Asia since World War II (1999). He is also past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Lectures

Video

“Turning Point: The Vietnam War’s Pivotal Year”

This lecture was presented at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Recorded by the university’s studios and broadcast services in March 2013.


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