Confronting Catastrophe: International Disaster Assistance and Twentieth-Century U.S. Foreign Relations

Lecture Description

This talk examines the history of U.S. foreign disaster assistance in the 20th century. More specifically, it considers the ways that the U.S. government, military, and private organizations have historically responded to major natural disasters abroad, as well as the political and diplomatic implications of these humanitarian efforts.

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International Relations

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