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BRISTOL, Tenn., October 3, 2017 – David. S. Painter (’70), King University alumnus
and professor of international history at Georgetown University, will speak on “Understanding
the Cold War” at King University in Memorial Chapel at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, October
16. The event is free.
“We are delighted to welcome David Painter back to King. As a Rhodes Scholar, in government
service, and in his scholarly career, he has made his alma mater proud, and we look
forward to his learned reflections on the Cold War,” said Martin Dotterweich, Ph.D.,
associate professor of History at King.
David Painter currently serves as an associate professor of international history
at Georgetown University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from King College
in 1970 and his Bachelor of Arts in Modern History and Modern Languages (German) in
1973 from Oxford University. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 in US History from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Painter has worked for the Congressional
Research Service, the Department of Energy, and the State Department. In 2008, he
was a visiting fellow at the Nobel Institute.
Painter’s first publication, “Oil and the American Century: The Political Economy
of U.S. Foreign Oil Policy, 1941-1954,” examines the evolution of U.S. oil policies
in the 1940s and 1950s and traces the sources and consequences of the partnership
that developed between government and business to regulate the world oil economy.
Robert McMahon of The Journal of American History said of Painter’s first work, “[It]
may also be the most important book yet written on America’s foreign oil policy.”
Other works by Painter include: “The Cold War: An International History” and “Origins
of the Cold War: An International History” (co-edited with Melvyn P. Leffler), as
well as articles on U.S. policy toward the Third World, international oil politics,
and the Cold War. His current projects include a study of oil and world power in the
twentieth century and an analysis of the Iranian oil crisis of 1951-1954.
For more information, contact Dr. Martin Dotterweich at email@example.com or 423-652-4835.
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