Thursday, 14 April 2016
Location: 311 Glasscock Building
Lecture is free and open to the public.
“The Future Foretold: Lyndon B. Johnson’s Support for Israel in the Senate”
DR. OLIVIA L. SOHNS
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Clements Center for National Security, The University of Texas at Austin
Olivia Sohns received her PhD in U.S. history from the University of Cambridge in 2014 and her bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University in 2007. Her book manuscript is curently under review by Cornell University Press and she has numerous articles under consideration by major journals in her field. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Sohns will discuss the history of U.S. relations with Israel. She will focus on the development of Senator Democratic Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson’s devotion to Israel and his ties to Israeli ambassador to the United States Abba Eban.
Lecture co-sponsored by:
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
Department of History
Department of International Studies