January 2, 2014 at 3:09 am

Contemporary History: The Cross and the Sword, Feb. 27

The Contemporary History Institute welcomes one of its own, alumni Dr. Jeremy Hatfield, who will speak on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Baker 242 at 4:30 p.m. to open the Spring Semester Lecture Series.

Dr. Jeremy Hatfield,

Dr. Jeremy Hatfield ’08M, ’13PhD

Dr. Hatfield received his Ph.D. in History from the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences in 2013. He also earned an M.A. in History in 2008. He was the Ohio University Graduate College Fellow in the 2009-10 academic year and the Baker Peace Studies Fellow in the 2012-13 academic year. His work focuses on the intersection between religion, politics, and foreign affairs in recent American history. His dissertation, “For God and Country: The Religious Right, the Reagan Administration, and the Cold War” tells the story of how foreign affairs played a role in defining the Reagan administration’s relationship with the Religious Right. Hatfield currently is developing a book proposal based on his dissertation in which he examines the dissimilar nature of Jerry Falwell and Billy Graham’s engagement in debates about the Cold War in its latter stages.

His lecture is titled, “The Cross and the Sword: Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, and the Cold War.”

This event is free and open to the public.


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