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Dr Michael Hopkins BA, PGCE, MA, PhD

Reader in American Foreign Policy History

    Biography

    Personal Distinctions

    • Carnevali Research Grant (Economic History Society 2017)
    • Travel Grant (Eisenhower Foundation, Abilene, Kansas 2017)
    • Research Grant (Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Independence Missouri 2017)
    • Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science (Boston University 2016)
    • William R. Castle, Jr Memorial Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Hoover Presidential Foundation 2016)
    • Visiting Scholar (Cold War International History Studies Center, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China 2008)
    • Waging Limited War: Harry Truman, Dean Acheson and the Korean War, 1950-1953 (Invitation to Speak, Mississippi State University 2011)
    • Scouloudi Historical Award (Scouloudi Foundation, University of London 2011)
    • Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center (Competitive Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC 2011)
    • ‘Cold War hub: the Washington Embassy, 1945-1965’ (Invitation to Speak, Centre for Contemporary British History, University of London 2009)
    • ‘Partners or supplicants?: British Prime Ministers and the United States since 1945’ (Invitation to Speak, University of Paris 7 2009)
    • ‘The United States and Eastern Europe, 1943-1948’ (Invitation to Speak, Institute for Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences and Institute of International Studies, Charles University, Prague 2009)
    • ‘The US Secretary of State and American Foreign Policy in the Cold War Era: the Ronald Reagan and Ge (Invitation to Speak, East China Normal university 2008)
    • ‘The US Secretary of State and American Foreign Policy in the Cold War Era: the Harry S. Truman Pres (Invitation to Speak, East China Normal University 2008)
    • ‘Dean Acheson and the Korean War’ (Invitation to Speak, University of Nottingham Ningbo 2008)
    • ‘Dean Acheson and US diplomacy in the Second World War’ (Invitation to Speak, University of Salford 2008)
    • ‘Two Labour Prime Ministers and America: Clement Attlee (1945-1951) and Tony Blair (1997-2007)’ (Invitation to Speak, University of Paris VII 2008)
    • Research grant (Scouloudi Foundation, Institute of Historical Research 2006)
    • ‘Dean Acheson and the Korean War’ (Invitation to Speak, ‘Dean Acheson and the Korean War’, International History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, 5 December 2006 2006)
    • ‘The Korean War and Great Britain’ (Invitation to Speak, ‘The Korean War and Great Britain’, The National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo 2006)
    • ‘Acheson, President Truman and the Korean War decisions, June-December 1950’ (Invitation to Speak, Hamburg Institute for Social Research, 2006)
    • ‘Britain and Europe, 1945-1963’ (Invitation to Speak, University of Paris VII 2005)
    • Derek Worlock Research Fellow (Competitive Fellowship, Liverpool Hope University 2005)
    • British Academy Small Research Grant (British Academy 2005)
    • ‘Dean Acheson and the obligations of power’ (Invitation to Speak, Seeley G. Mudd Library, Princeton University 2004)
    • ‘Britain and “Europe” since 1945’ (Invitation to Speak, University of Kansas 2004)
    • Princeton University Library Fellow (Princeton University Library 2004)
    • ‘A Personal Special Relationship?: Dean Acheson and Oliver Franks’ (Invitation to Speak, University of Paris VII 2003)
    • Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Library Institute research grant (Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Library Institute 2003)
    • Harry S. Truman Library Institute research grant (Harry S. Truman Library Institute, 2003-2004 2003)
    • ‘Raymond Aron, the Algerian War and France’s position in the world’, International Raymond Aron coll (Invitation to Speak, University of Economic Sciences and Collegium, Budapest 2000)
    • ‘“Worlds Apart”: the British Embassy in Moscow and the search for East-West understanding’, introduc (Keynote Speech, Foreign Office 1999)
    • ‘The Anglo-American Cold War Alliance, 1947-1953’ (Invitation to Speak, King’s College, London 1998)
    • Sheppard-Worlock Research Fellow (Competitive Fellowship, Liverpool Hope University College 1997)
    • ‘Focus of a changing relationship: the Washington Embassy and Britain’s world role since 1945’ (Keynote Speech, Foreign Office 1997)
    • ‘Anglo-American Relations in War and Peace’ (Invitation to Speak, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University 1996)

    Administrative Roles

    • Director of MA in Twentieth Century History Programme

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