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Announcement of the Chair of Modern History

19 May 2011

Announcement of the Chair of Modern History

Professor Geoff Roberts, on behalf of the School of History, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr David Ryan to the Chair of Modern History at University College Cork.

Prof. David Ryan teaches on various aspects of US foreign policy, American history and international history. He was educated in India, Malaysia, Australia, Ireland and Canada. On the completion of his doctorate degree, he taught at De Montfort University. In both the UK and Ireland he has maintained a keen interest in graduate education and previously served as Head of Graduate Studies and currently acts as the Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and head of the Graduate School within the College.

He has published extensively on contemporary history and US foreign policy concentrating on the interventions in the post-Vietnam era, including Central America, Angola, Vietnam, and the Middle East amongst other places.  Dr. Ryan maintains an active engagement with a variety of professional associations and currently acts as Vice-Chair of the Transatlantic Studies Association with membership from throughout Europe, the Americas and Australia.  He serves as Senior Associate Editor of the Association's The Journal of Transatlantic Studies published by Routledge.  He has lectured in Ireland, the UK, France, Norway, Canada, and the United States including at the US Department of State and at the President Carter 30th Anniversary Conference in Athens, Georgia.  In 2008 he was invited to present his work at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  He maintains an active engagement with a variety of journals and publishers including Borderlines, Comparative American Studies, History, History Today, International Affairs, Irish Journal of American Studies, Irish Studies, Journal of American Studies, Journal of Cold War Studies, Journal of Latin American Studies, Political Studies, Rethinking History, The International History Review, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, The Journal of Transatlantic Studies, War in History.

The School of History congratulates Professor David Ryan on his appointment and wishes him every success in his new post.

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