OU prof to speak on Atlantic Alliance


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WILMINGTON — Special programming in conjunction with Wilmington College’s Marshall Plan poster exhibit continues with a presentation on “The First Pillar of the Atlantic Alliance” by Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer of Ohio University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Merian R. Hare Quaker Heritage Center.

The QHC gallery is hosting an exhibit titled “Cooperation Means Prosperity: Marshall Plan Posters for Post WWII Recovery,” which is running through Dec. 8. Normal gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Fridays.

Trauschweizer is an associate professor of history and director of the Contemporary History Institute at OU. He has both a Master of Arts degree in history and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

His research focuses on strategy and policy, military institutions, civil-military relations and the significance of war in American and European history and culture.

Trauschweizer’s book, The Cold War U.S. Army: Building Deterrence for Limited War, won the Distinguished Book Prize of the Society for Military History. He also has published several chapters and articles on Cold War-era history, militarism and ways of war in academic and professional journals, and essay collections. He co-edits a book series on War and Society in North America.

Trauschweizer was on leave during the 2016-17 academic year researching for his book Cold Warrior: Maxwell Taylor and the Sinews of Power. He regularly teaches courses in U.S. political, military, international and global history.

Other programming surrounding the QHC’s poster exhibit includes special Saturday hours, as part of the national Museum Day Live!, from noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 23, for activities including art activities for children and the showing Cold War era European propaganda films in the gallery.

On Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., Wittenberg University professor Dr. Christian Raffensperger will speak on “The Marshall Plan through the Looking Glass: Soviet Reaction and Response to the Start of the Cold War.” In addition, an as-yet-finalized program will be held Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., and the QHC and Peace Resource Center will co-host the showing of the film The Atomic Café Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

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