In honor of the centennial of John Foster Dulles’s graduation from Princeton University, the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs presents Chris Tudda, author of The Truth is Our Weapon: The Rhetorical Diplomacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles. Tudda will speak on Monday, November 10, 2008, 4:30 p.m., Woodrow Wilson School, Bowl 10. A reception at Mudd Library follows the talk where the exhibition “John Foster Dulles: From Diploma to Diplomat” is on view.
Chris Tudda is a Historian in the Declassification and Publishing Division in the Office of the Historian, Department of State, where he declassifies manuscripts for the Foreign Relations of the United States series and co-produces the Office’s internet-only publications. He is also currently compiling a volume on the Carter Administration’s United Nations and Arms Control policies for FRUS. He earned a B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1987 and the Ph.D. from American University in 2002. He is the author of The Truth is our Weapon: The Rhetorical Diplomacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles published by Louisiana State University in April 2006. He is the author of the forthcoming book chapter, “The Devil’s Advocate: Robert Bowie, Western European Integration, and the German Problem, 1953–54,” in Anna K. Nelson, ed., Foreign Policies and the Men who Made Them (Rowman & Littlefield, fall 2008). His article “A Messiah that will Never Come: British Reconciliation Efforts, American Independence, and Revolutionary War Diplomacy,” will be published in the winter issue of Diplomatic History. He is currently researching a reassessment of American Revolutionary War Diplomacy and writing a history of U.S.-China relations during the first Nixon administration.