Baylor Department of History Welcomes the Rev. Bill Miscamble

March 18, 2014
MiscambleThe Rev. Bill Miscamble (Courtesy photo)

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WACO, Texas (March 18, 2014) – Baylor University's department of history will welcome the Rev. Bill Miscamble, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, to present a lecture titled “Roosevelt, Truman and the Revolution in American Foreign Policy: How it Happened and Why it Still Matters” in Tidwell Bible Building, Room 209.

Miscamble, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame since 1988, is an Australian native and was educated at the University of Queensland. He became a priest in 1988 and has worked as North American analyst in the Office of National Assessments in Australia, as well as served as Rector and Superior of Moreau Seminary in Indiana.

Miscamble’s primary research interests include American foreign policy since World War II and the role of Catholics in 20th-century U.S. foreign relations. His book, “From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima and the Cold War,” was published by the Cambridge University Press in 2007 and received the Harry S. Truman Book Award in 2008.

The lecture is sponsored by the Tau Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta and is free and open to the public. Tidwell Bible Building is located at 600 Speight Ave.

For more information, call the Baylor department of history at (254) 710-2667.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.


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