“Messy Little Wars: U.S. Approaches to Iraq since 1990.”

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library

This lecture will examine the historical foundations of U.S. relations with and approaches to Iraq that influence the dynamics of the current events and crises in that country and its region.

About Peter Hahn:

As a research scholar, Professor Hahn specializes in U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East since 1940. His publications include Missions Accomplished?: The United States and Iraq since World War I (Oxford University Press, 2011); Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Middle East Relations (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007); Crisis and Crossfire: The United States and the Middle East since 1945 (Potomac Books, 2005); Caught in the Middle East: U.S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004); Empire and Revolution: The United States and the Third World Since 1945 (co-edited with Mary Ann Heiss, Ohio State University Press, 2001); and The United States, Great Britain, and Egypt, 1945-1956: Strategy and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

Professor Hahn’s research has been supported by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Truman Library Institute, the John F. Kennedy Library, the Lyndon Johnson Foundation, the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, the Office of United States Air Force History, and the U.S. Army Center of Military History. He has lectured across the United States and in Canada, Britain, France, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Israel.

Professor Hahn is committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction. In collaboration with Ohio State colleagues, he has advised or co-advised more than two dozen doctoral dissertations in U.S. foreign relations history and has helped to launch new undergraduate study abroad programs on World War II and its impact on the modern world.    

Since 2002, Professor Hahn has served as Executive Director of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a professional society of some 1,600 members in four dozen countries.  In 2010, Governor Ted Strickland appointed Professor Hahn to a five-year term on the State of Ohio’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Professor Hahn served as associate editor of Diplomatic History in 1991-2002.

Get Your Passport Ready: Jan Fernheimer & Paul Chamberlin Introduce the Year of the Middle East

The University of Kentucky's Passport to the World series is entering its fifth year and with that anniversary comes a number of exciting announcements. This upcoming year the program will highlight an entire region - the Middle East.

Professors Janice Fernheimer and Paul Chamberlin are at the helm of The Year of the Middle East, which begins in the Fall 2014 semester, and they have ambitious plans for the program over its yearlong duration. The professors sat down with us to discuss some of those plans and to enlighten us a bit on the culture of the Middle East.

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

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Carvings with Personality: Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico

Furthering our exploration of Mexico through the  "¡Viva Mexico!," Passport to the World Program, the University of Kentucky Libraries introduces us to the whimsical folk art of Alebrijes from Oaxaca, Mexico. These carved and decorated figures of animals can be found in the William T. Young Library. In this podcast, Francie Chassen-Lopez, co-chair of the "¡Viva Mexico!" Program and a professor in the Department of History, and Dara Vance, a graduate student within the Department of History, discuss the history and production of Alebrije and what can be found in the exhibit. Head to the William T. Young library to check out the exhibit and take a photo of your favorite Alebrije - don’t forget to share online and tag as #vivamexico to share it with your friends and the University! Click for more information about alebrije or the exhibit.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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Visiting Professor to Offer Short Course on Resistance and Hegemony in Mexican Politics

Spring 2014 Short Course (Feb. 12 – March 2)

Passport to the World: Celebrating Community with Cecilia Amador

The College of Arts and Sciences' Passport to the World program has taken students all over the world. This year it’s stopping by our neighbor to the south: Mexico.
One of the ambassadors of the program is English major and A&S Spanish Social Media Coordinator Cecilia Amador. We sat down with Amador to discuss events that the program has been hosting around campus and the broader Lexington community celebrating different facets of Mexican culture and identity. 
If you would like more information about the Passport to the World program or to see photos from previous events, please visit

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

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UK Libraries Makes Several Stops in Mexico for Passport to the World Program

University of Kentucky Libraries is adding another stamp to its passport in support of exhibitions and programs in celebration of ¡Viva Mexico!

Songs of Mexico: Recital on works by María Grever, Tata Nacho, and Agustín Lara

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Singletary Recital Hall
Type of Event (for grouping events):
Songs of México: Recital on works by María Grever, Tata Nacho, and Agustín Lara 
presented by Manuel Castillo, tenor
Free and open to the public. 
Mr. Castillo is a tenor, trained in the graduate program in the School of Music of the UK College of Fine Arts. For more information on him, visit
Canciones de México:  Manuel Castillo  presentará  en un recital la música de María Grever, Tata Nacho y Agustín Lara. 
Manuel Castillo estudió y se entrenó en tenor en el programa de Música del Departamento de Fine Arts en UK. Para más información de él visita la página
Repertoire for November 19th:
Arturo Buzzi Peccia (1854 - 1943)

Lolita (1892)

María Grever (1894 - 1951)
Lamento Gitano (1929*)

Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
Amor vida de mi vida (1941)

Ignacio Fernández Esperón "Tata Nacho" (1894 – 1968)
La borrachita (1917)
Tengo nostalgia de ti (1920*)
Íntima (1928*)

Ernesto de Curtis (1875 - 1937)
Torna a Suriento (1902)

María Grever (1894 - 1951)
Júrame (1926)
Despedida (1946)

José Serrano (1873 - 1941)
Te quiero Morena (1910)

Agustín Lara (1900-1970)
Granada (1932)

A&S Offers Mid-Semester Classes

For students who may have recently dropped a class or hope to pick up some extra credit hours, these courses provide flexibility after the regular registration period.

A&S Kicks Off ¡Viva Mexico! Today

"¡Viva México!" will be a year-long celebration of art, culture and history of Mexico and what makes it unique.

A&S 100 - Special Course: Viva Mexico! A Century of War & Peace

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Whitehall Room 102
Type of Event (for grouping events):

A short course offered this Spring 2014 Semester.

Although it has a population of 112 million people and shares a two thousand mile border with the United States, most people know very little about Mexico. In order to better our comprehension of this southern neighbor, this course traces Mexican history over the last century. Two wars circumscribe our period of study. We begin with the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first social revolution of the twentieth century and the first revolution to be caught on film. We explore the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of that revolution in order to understand its long-term impact. We conclude with the ongoing drug war, which has already taken the lives of 70,000 Mexicans. In order to understand the issues of war and peace in contemporary Mexico, we will establish a dialogue between the past and the present. Mexico has a rich and diverse culture. Therefore, we will also study cultural politics: gender relations and the changing role of women, the great diversity of indigenous Mexicans and their conditions, student politics and educational policies, and trends in music, art, and literature.

Curso corto para el semestre de Spring 2014.

Aunque tiene una población de 112 millones de personas y comparte una frontera de 2,000 milllas con Estados Unidos, es poco lo que la gente sabe de México. Este curso repasará la historia Mexicana del último siglo, en el cual hay dos guerras que marcaron al país y lo llevaron a ser el país que México es hoy en día. El curso comenzará con la Revuloción Mexicana de 1910 ya que eta fue la primera revolución social del Siglo XX  la primera revolución que fue documentada en video. Se estudiarán aspectos tanto políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales, ya que estos aspectos ayudan a entender el impacto que la revolución tuvo. El curso terminará con un estudio y análisis de a guerra que México lucha hoy en día, la guerra de drogas. Esta guerra ha sido causa de 70.000 muertes Mexicanas. Para poder entender la dinámica de la guerra del pasado y la de hoy en día se abrirán mesas de diálogue en las cuales se discutiran temas de igualdad, indígenas, mujeres, políticas educacionales y el arte.


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