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May 9, 2018 at 10:53 am

History’s Brobst Delivers Annual Ewing Lecture at Lycoming College

Dr. John Brobst

Dr. John Brobst, Associate Professor of History, delivered the 45th Annual Robert H. Ewing Lecture at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on April 4, 2018. The annual lecture is organized by professors of history at Lycoming College to “recognize one of their colleagues and friends.” The Ewing Lecture Series was established in 1973 in honor of Robert H. Ewing upon his retirement.

In his presentation, titled “Two Navies, One Highway,” Brobst discussed the close relationship between the British and American navies as it has developed over last fifty years.  He emphasized how globalization and a shared vision of the world’s oceans as one, interconnected space have influenced Anglo-American defense policy from the era of Vietnam to Brexit.  Brobst’s lecture was based on his forthcoming book about naval strategy in the Indian Ocean during the Cold War, and drew in particular on fresh insights from his examination last fall of British Vice Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly’s papers at the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University in England.

For more on Brobst’s research and teaching interests, visit his department profile.

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