We are pleased to welcome back Jason C. Parker, a former teacher in our department, to give a lecture next week on his new book, "Hearts, Minds, Voices".
Dr. Parker, a dynamic speaker and and pioneering scholar, is the first to study US Cold War public diplomacy in relation to the global South. Cold War Superpowers strived to "win hearts and minds," particularly in the global South where states subject to the effects of decolonization experienced the Cold War through public diplomacy. His book argues that the American war for hearts and minds during the Cold War inadvertently nurtured the "Third World project." For more information on "Hearts, Minds, Voices," see https://global.oup.com/academic/product/hearts-minds-voices-9780190251840?q=Parker+Jason&lang=en&cc=us#
The lecture is Monday, October 3 at 1:30 PM in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountain Lair.