Summer Lecture Series: Niels Bjerre-Poulsen on "The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship"

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:00 to 19:00
Niels Bjerre-Poulsen: “The Worst of Both Worlds? The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship”
(HS 13, 5-7 pm)

Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, Ph.D. in American History (University of California, Santa Barbara) is Director and Associate Professor at the Center for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark. He has been Director of the Center for the Study of the Americas at Copenhagen Business School (2004-2010) and President of Nordic Association for American Studies (2005-2007).

His publications include Projections of Power in the Americas (ed. With Jan Gustafsson & Helene Balslev) (Oxford: Routledge, 2012), “The Bush Administration and the Theory of the Unitary Executive,” in Helene Balslev, Niels Bjerre-Poulsen and Jan Gustafsson (eds.), Projections of Power in the Americas (Oxford: Routledge, 2012), Right Face; Organizing the Conservative Movement, 1945-65 (Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press/University of Copenhagen, 2002), “Puritans in the Wilderness; American Foreign Policy as the Loss and Reassertion of National Innocence”, in Per Durst Andersen & Elsebeth Lange (ed.), Culture & Mentality, North, South, East & West (Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press, 2009), pp. 197-213, and “The Road to Mount Rushmore; The Conservative Commemoration Crusade for Ronald Reagan,” in Gareth Davies & Cheryl Hudson, Ronald Reagan and the 1980s (Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008).

He is currently writing an international history of the Vietnam War (to be published by Gyldendal, Copenhagen, 2013).

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