Instructor: John E. Moser, Ashland University
Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10:00am to Noon ET

Readings – (PDF)

For nearly fifty years the Cold War occupied center stage in U.S. foreign policy. By examining relations between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1950, this seminar will address both the ideological and the power-political sources of that simmering conflict. Special attention will be paid to the collapse of the wartime alliance against Nazi Germany and the European crises of the late 1940s.

John Moser is Professor of History and Associate Director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government program at Ashland University, where he teaches courses on modern European, American, and East Asian history. He did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an MA and PhD in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy. His forthcoming book The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II is being published by Paradigm Press. He lives in Ashland with his wife, Monica, their daughter, Constanze, and their two yellow labs, Lotte and Ruby.