Carnegie Mellon University

Matthew Dallek, "Think War, Sleep War, and Eat War”: the Roosevelt Administration and the Politics and Policy of "Home Defense" in World War II

Friday, October 25, 2013, 3:30-4:30pm, Porter Hall 223D

Matthew Dallek is an Associate Academic Director at the University of California Washington Center, where he teaches history and politics. He has held fellowships at George Washington’s School of Media and Public Affairs, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Alicia M. Patterson Foundation. He is author of "The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan’s First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics," and he is working on a second book (Oxford University Press) on FDR, Eleanor Roosevelt and the battle to defend America during World War II. He has also taught seminars at the University of Notre Dame and George Washington University, and his articles and reviews have appeared in Reviews in American History, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and the American Scholar. Prior to joining the U.C. Washington Center, he served as a speechwriter for the Federal Communications Commission Chairman, William E. Kennard, and for the House Minority Leader, Richard A. Gephardt. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and a B.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley.

Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics and the Department of History.