Lloyd C. Gardner
||“The Imperial President”
||Oct 16, 2012
||How can we best understand the complex global challenges that both shape and reflect American foreign policy? And how can this understanding be helped by an historical awareness of what award-winning historian Dr. Lloyd Gardner has described as the development of “an imperial presidency”?
Dr. Lloyd C. Gardner, the Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor
for 2012-2013, is professor emeritus at Rutgers University, where he served as the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History. His extensive work on American diplomatic history includes Three Kings: The Rise of an American Empire in the Middle East after World War II (2009), The Road to Baghdad: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the 1970s to the Present (2008), The Case That Never Dies: The Lindbergh Kidnapping (2004) and Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and the Wars for Vietnam (1995).