The U.S. in World Affairs Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5.30pm:
"Was There Ever an American Empire?"
Lecture by Prof. Antony G. Hopkins (University of Cambridge, UK)
Response and Discussant: Prof. Michael Hunt (UNC-Chapel Hill )
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 at 5.30pm Location: Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library (main campus, UNC-Chapel Hill) Free parking available at Cobb deck after 5.00pm
Prof. Antony "Tony" Gerald Hopkins specializes in the economic history of Africa, European colonialism, empires, and globalization. He is Emeritus Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Cambridge and an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1998 he was selected as a Fellow of the prestiguous British Academy (FBA). He also taught at the University of Texas in Austin. A.G. Hopkins has widely published on both Africa and British imperialism, winning the AHA's foremost Forkosch Prize in the process. He was also editor of both the Journal of African History and the Economic History Review. His most recent book is American Empire: A Global History (published by Princeton UP in 2017).
Prof. Michael H. Hunt is Everett H. Emerson Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His scholarly interests fall into three overlapping clusters: U.S. involvement in Eastern Asia (especially China and Vietnam), U.S. foreign relations, and contemporary global history. At present he is particularly pre-occupied with researching and writing about the global implications of current U.S. foreign policy. Michael Hunt has published widely in all of the above areas. Students at UNC may know him particularly well because of his widely used textbook and documentary reader The World Transformed: 1945 to the Present (2nd ed., 2015 with Oxford UP).
For the video of Michael Hunt's lecture on "U.S. Nationalism" in the Krasno events series on 12 December 2012, see this link: