Professor Jeremi Suri to lead K-12 Gilder Lehrman seminar on American foreign policy since 1898 | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

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LBJ School Professor Jeremi Suri will lead a weeklong seminar for K-12 teachers and library educators taking place on The University of Texas at Austin campus beginning July 29.

The seminar is sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in conjunction with the Institute for Historical Studies and The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts. The seminar will examine the historical development of American foreign policy from the nation’s emergence as a world power in the late nineteenth century through the contemporary war on terror. The workshop is designed to help teachers develop pedagogies that they can bring back to their own classrooms.

"Our summer institute will trace the historical and contemporary sources of American international power," said Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and professor of history. "We will explore how the United States became an unparalleled global presence in the last century and how that presence produced good and bad results for different groups. We will use many different kinds of sources, including original archival documents, to investigate how historical research and teaching can influence citizenship and policy for the better."

During the course of the week, the teachers will tour the archives of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, the Harry Ransom Center and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

In 2012, the Gilder Lehrman Institute will offer over 1,000 educators the chance to study American history with leading historians at top institutions throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Since the program's inception, more than 7,000 educators have participated in Gilder Lehrman Teachers seminars.

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