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Zeiler, Tom Professor

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  • I relate the many elements of American foreign relations to economic globalization and the international and domestic scenes. I seek out the linkages between the global economy (and its related cultural and political realms) to American policies, and do so as a historian operating in an arena occupied by social scientists. My research has been guided by the pursuit of understanding globalization as a historic phenomenon and relating it to the traditional field of U.S. foreign relations history and emerging trends in globalizing the study of American history itself. As well, I study World War II and how sports intersects with diplomacy.

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  • US foreign relations, globalization, sports and history, economic diplomacy

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Teaching

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  • HIST 2516 - America Through Baseball
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019
    Baseball could not have existed without America. Explains how the game fit into the larger context of social, cultural, economic and political history from the 19th century to the present. Studies the events and people who made baseball the national pastime. Similar to HIST 4556.
  • HIST 4116 - History of U.S. Foreign Relations, 1865-1940
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Traces the rise of the United States to world power. Explores the interactions of expansionist and isolationist impulses with politics, ideology, culture and economics, with a focus on the Spanish American War and the acquisition of empire, World War I and the coming of World War II. Same as HIST 5116.
  • HIST 4126 - History of U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1941
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Traces the development of the United States as a superpower. Details American power and diplomacy in World War II and the rise of the national security state in the Cold War. Explores the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, and the era of modern-day globalization. Same as HIST 5126.
  • HIST 5126 - History of U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1941
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Traces the development of the United States as a superpower. Details American power and diplomacy in World War II and the rise of the national security state in the Cold War. Explores the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, and the era of modern-day globalization. Same as HIST 4126.
  • IAFS 4500 - The Post-Cold War World
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Capstone course for international affairs majors. Examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War, the collapse of failed states, and the rise of global terrorism changed the world. Studies how peoples, governments and nongovernmental organizations face new social, political, economic and security challenges in an era of globalization. Includes discussion, oral reports, critical book reviews, and research papers.

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