Ronald Pruessen, University of Toronto

History Professor Toronto, Ontario pruessen@chass.utoronto.ca Office: (416) 946-0977

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Bio/Research

Professor Pruessenís research and teaching focus on 20th century U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Among other things, he has written on John Foster Dulles as well as some of the key crises and issues of the earlier Cold War period (e.g., the ìGerman Questionî and the ìQuemoy-Mats...

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Bio/Research

Professor Pruessenís research and teaching focus on 20th century U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Among other things, he has written on John Foster Dulles as well as some of the key crises and issues of the earlier Cold War period (e.g., the ìGerman Questionî and the ìQuemoy-Matsu Crisesî). Current interests range from the study of U.S.-China relations in the post-World War II period to the historical roots of ìglobalizationî. He is a member of a Major Collaborative Research Initiative on ìGlobalization and Autonomyî (supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) and is studying the ways post-1945 decolonization and ìdevelopmentî efforts both demonstrated and drove the ìglobalizationî process we usually associate with the post-Cold War era. Recent publications include The Transformation of Southeast Asia: International Perspectives on Decolonization (co-edited with Marc Frey and Tan Tai Yong) and Yugoslavia in the Cold War (co-edited with Leonid Gibianskii).

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