Name: Dr. David B. Woolner
Title: Associate Professor of History
Office Location: Fontaine 209
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2279
Email: David.Woolner@Marist.edu
Degrees Held:

B.A. summa cum laude, English Literature and History, University of Minnesota
M.A. and Ph.D. McGill University

Awards & Honors:

Fullbright Research Chair
Roosevelt Study Center
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Fall 2010

Archives By-Fellow
Churchill College, Cambridge University
Michaelmas Term 2007

Awarded $162,000 Landmarks in American History Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for "FDR and the World Crisis: 1933-1945" a Summer Workshop for High School Teachers, July 2008

Awarded $143,000 Landmarks in American History Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for "FDR and the World Crisis: 1933-1945" a Summer Workshop for High School Teachers, July 2007

Awarded $215,000 grant for "Accessing FDR's America," by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of research to enhance current search and retrieval methods for humanities data, in collaboration with Nancy Ide, Chair of the Computer Science Department at Vassar College, August 2002

Principal author of a $150,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation to fund "Contemporary Russia and the New Deal," a two-year project to explore the relevance of New Deal policies and programs in modern-day Russia, May 2001.

Publications:

Searchng for Cooperation in a Troubled World: Cordell Hull, Anthony Eden and Anglo-American Relations, 1933-1938 (forthcoming from Praeger Press)

Editor, with David Reynolds and Warren Kimball, FDR's World: War Peace and Legacies (Palgrave, November 2008)

Editor, with Henry L. Henderson, FDR and the Environment (The World of the Roosevelts Series) (Palgrave, March 2005)

Editor, with Richard Kurial, FDR, the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1933-1945 (The World of the Roosevelts Series) (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, November 2003)

Editor, The Second Quebec Conference Revisited: Waging War, Formulating Peace : Canada, Great Britain, and the United States in 1944-1945 (Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Series on Diplomatic and Economic History) (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, November 1998)

"An American Perspective on the Cold War Origins," in Out of the Cold: The Cold War and its Legacy, ed. by Michael R. Fitzgerald and Allen Packwood, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2013

"Chuchill and Rooevelt: The Birth of the Anglo-Amercan Special Relaionship," for the Churchill Archive Online, published by Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

"Canada, Mackenzie King and the St. Pierre and Miquelon Crisis of 1941," London Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 24, February, 2010

Exhibitions:

Historial Advisor, Redesign of the Permament Exibits, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, Hyde Pak, New York

Historical Advisor, Freedom from Fear: FDR Commander in Chief, a special exhibition at the William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery, September 2005-November 2006, FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, New York

Principle Writer/Creative Consultant for a permanent exhibit on U.S.-Canadian Relations entitled "A Legacy of Friendship," housed in the Edmund Muskie Visitors Center, Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Research Interests:

20th Century Anglo-American Relations
20th Century American Diplomatic History
Presidency of Franklin Roosevelt
Canadian-American Relations

 

Conferences & Workshops:

"FDR and the Creation of the Postwar World," paper presented at the conference Progressivm in America: Past, Present and Future, sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute and the Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College, Dublin, Ireland November 7-9, 2013

"Franklin D. Roosevelt's Economic Bill of Rights: A Lesson for Today?," presented at the Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Columbia University Faculty House, October 18, 2013

"America on the Brink of Collapse: FDR and the Launch of theNew Deal," presented at the symposium 1933--A Transformative Year in American HIstory, the Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Presiential Library, September 18, 2013

“Searching for Parallels: FDR, Obama, and American Foreign Policy in a Troubled World," lecture presented to the 22nd Annual Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston MA, November 16, 2012

“Why the Election of Barack Obama will not usher in a new, New Deal,” paper presented to the symposium on the 2012 American elections at the Institut für Politkwissenschaft of the University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland, October 25, 2012

“Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Reluctant Keynesian?” paper presented to the annual Transatlantic Studies Association Conference, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, July 9-12, 2012.

"Heroes or Villains? FDR, Pope Pius XII and the Evolution of Public Thought in Response to the Holocaust" presented at American Responses to the Holocaust: Transatlantic Perspectives, sponsored by the Roosevelt Study Center, the Netherlands-American Studies Association, and the Institute of Jewish Studies University of Antwerp, Middelburg, NL, and Antwerp, Belgium, June 15-17, 2011.


"Franklin D. Roosevelt; Catalyst for the Creation of the Post-war World," keynote address to the conference Succeeding in Emerging and Developing Markets:Understanding How Institutions Impact Firms and Managers, George Washington University Center for Business education and Research, June 7, 2011.


"Progressivism Past and Present: FDR, Obama and the Search for a New, New Deal," keynote address to the Annual Conference of Political Scientists in the German Association for American Studies,Lambrecht, Germany, November 12-13, 2011.


"Cordell Hull, Anthony Eden and the Search for Anglo-American Cooperation: 1933-1938," Andrew Melon Lecture in American History, delivered to the American History Seminar, Cambridge University, November 8, 2011.
"A New Deal for the 21st Century? Comparing the Legislative Initiatives of Barack Obama and Franklin D. Roosevelt," presented at the Interdisciplinary Colloquium of American Studies, Heidelburg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg Germany, October 14, 2010.


"Determining the Postwar Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt," presented at St. Anthony's College, Oxford University, British International History Group (BIHG) Conference, September 11,2010.
"Re-assessing the Eden-Hull Relationship in Depression and War," presented at the annual Transatlantic Studies Conference, Durham University, July 12-15, 2010.


Panelist: "The Origins of the Cold War from Yalta to Korea," at The Cold War and its Legacy, a conference sponsored by the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, November 18-19, 2009.
"Mackenzie King and the St. Pierre and Miquelon Crisis," British-Canadian Studies Association, Canada House, London, July 17, 2009.


"Embracing Internationalism: Reflections on the Postwar Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt," presented to the annual Transatlantic Studies Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, England, July 15, 2009.
"FDR and Globalization," presented to the George Washington University International School of Business, Washington, D.C. June 17, 2009.


"Reflections on FDR's Foreign Policy," presented at the conference Restoring America Through a New, New Deal, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, November 15, 2008
"Navigating Events and Attitudes in Historical Documents: The Pearl Harbor Files," paper presented to the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, University of Chicago, November 5-6, 2006.
"Leo Pasvolsky: Architect of the Postwar World?", paper presented to the Transatlantic Studies Conference, University of Dundee, Scotland, July 2006


"Misreading the Special Relationship: Anthony Eden and America, 1935-1957," paper presented at the Legacy of Churchill's Atlantic Alliance Conference, the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, March 29-30, 2006.


"Cordell Hull and the Origins of GATT," paper presented to the British International History Group, Peterhouse, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, September 2005.


"Cordell Hull, the Trade Agreements Act, and the Postwar Economic Order," paper present to the annual Society for the History of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference, Washington, D.C., June 23-24, 2005.


"Intelligent Search of Documents Relating to U.S.-Japanese Relations in the Six Months Prior to Pearl Harbor," paper presented to the International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, the University of California at Berkley, February 18-20, 2005.


"Reflections on Cordell Hull and the 1934 Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act," presented at the "Role of the WTO System in the World Economy Conference," sponsored by Cornell University Law School, the Cordell Hull Institute, and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, France, July 8-10, 2004.
 

Affiliations:

Senior Fellow and Resident Historian Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute; Honorary Fellow, Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands; Editorial Board, International History Review; Member, Advisory Group to the Churchill Archives Project; Society for the History of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR); British International History Group (BIHG); Transatlantic Studies Association (TSA)

Miscellaneous:

Historical Consultant for Ken Burns Film, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, to air on PBS, fall 2014; Historical Consultant HBO/BBC Films Production of Churchill: Into the Storm, aired in 2009; Appearances on CNN, The History Channel, the BBC, Foxnews, NY1, Al Jazeera, WAMC Radio, BBC Radio 4, Radio Free Europe, BBC Wales; reviews, interviews/press pieces in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Irish Times, Financial Times, Izvestia, Huffington Post, Salon.com, Poughkeepsie Journal and other publications.