|Name:||Dr. David B. Woolner|
|Title:||Associate Professor of History - on Sabbatical Spring Term 2017|
|Office Location:||Fontaine 209|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 2279|
B.A. summa cum laude, English Literature and History, University of Minnesota
|Awards & Honors:||
Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History, University College Dublin, 2016-2017
University College Roosevelt, the Honors College of the University of Utrecht
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Spring Term 2016
Visiting Professor of History
Masters Program in American Studies
Spring Term, 2016
Fulbright Research Chair
Roosevelt Study Center
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Fall Term 2010
Searchng for Cooperation in a Troubled World: Cordell Hull, Anthony Eden and Anglo-American Relations, 1933-1938 (forthcoming from Praeger Press)
Editor, with John M. Thomson, Progressive Politics in America: Past, Present and Future (Oxford University Press, 2016)
"Franklin Rosevelt and the Progressive Tradition," co-authored with Alan Brinkley, in Progressive Politics in America: Past, Present and Future, (forthcoming Oxford University Press, 2015)
"Forging Alliances: The United Nations and the Grand Alliance," in The Oxford Handbook of World War II, (forthcoming from Oxford University Press)
"Progressivism Past and Present: FDR, Obama, and the Search for a New, New Deal," in Progressivmus in den USA, (forthcoming from Wissenscaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2015)
"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
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
20th Century Anglo-American Relations
|Conferences & Workshops:||
“’The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself:’ FDR, Donald Trump, and the Future of American Progressivism,” presented to the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, December 5, 2016
“The New Deal In Retrospect: Harbinger of Change or Catalyst for Segregation,” Presented at the University of Zurich, October 28, 2016
“America at a Crossroads? The Progressive Tradition and the Election of 2016,” Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg, Germany, April 18, 2016
“The Four Freedoms and Global Security: A Legacy for Today and Tomorrow,” Burgerzaal, Town Hall Middelburg, Netherlands, January 25, 2015
“Towards the Marshall Plan: World War II and the Reconstruction of Europe,” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Yale University, November 12, 2015
“FDR and the Creation of the Postwar International Order,” paper delivered to the conference, The Second World War in the History of Humanity, 1939-1945, Moscow State University, September 15-17, 2015.
“FDR, Stalin, and the Grand Alliance in Context,” paper delivered to the annual Transatlantic Studies Conference, Middelburg, The Netherlands, July 10, 2015
“Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” presented at “Freedom’s Documents,” an educational workshop for high school teachers organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History at the Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 23, 2015
“Franklin Roosevelt, the Azores and the Construction of a Sustainable World” keynote address to the Fourth Franklin D. Roosevelt Azorean Forum, Pico Island, Azores, April 8-9, 2015
“The Man who wasn’t there: Cordell Hull, Bretton Woods and the Creation of GATT,” presented at the conference, The U.N. and the Post-War World Order: Bretton Woods in Perspective, Roosevelt Study Center, September 17-18, 2014
"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.
"Determining the Postwar Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt," presented at St. Anthony's College, Oxford University, British International History Group (BIHG) Conference, September 11,2010.
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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
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)
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.