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Stephen '59 and Madeline '60 Anbinder Professor of History

Office: 170 Uris Hall
Phone: (607) 255-8927
Fax: (607) 255-5000

Office Hours: On Leave

Research and Teaching Interests

Fred Logevall joined the Department of History in 2004. He previously taught at UC Santa Barbara, where he co-founded the Center for Cold War Studies. A specialist on U.S. foreign relations, Logevall teaches a range of courses covering the history of U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy, as well as the international history of the Cold War and the Vietnam Wars. He currently serves as vice provost for international affairs and as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. His most recent book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam (Random House, 2012), received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History and the 2013 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians, among other awards. Logevall also serves as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR).


Ph.D. Yale University, 1993
B.A. Simon Fraser University, 1986



Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam (Random House, 2012).

A People and A Nation: A History of the United States, 9th ed. (co-authored, with Mary Beth Norton et al; Cengage, 2011).

America's Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity (co-authored with Campbell Craig; Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009; paperback February 2012).

Nixon in the World: American Foreign Relations, 1969-1977 (co-edited, with Andrew Preston; Oxford University Press, 2008).

The First Vietnam War: Colonial and Cold War Crisis (co-edited, with Mark A. Lawrence; Harvard University Press, 2007).

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy: Studies in the Principal Movements and Ideas, revised ed. (co-edited, with Alexander DeConde and Richard Dean Burns; Scribners, 2002).

Terrorism and 9/11: A Reader (edited; Houghton Mifflin, 2002).

The Origins of the Vietnam War (Longman, 2001).

Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 1999; paperback March 2001).