Christopher J. Bright

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Christopher J. Bright

Professorial Lecturer

Part-time Faculty


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Christopher J. Bright is a diplomatic historian with interests in Cold War U.S grand strategy, nuclear arms, conservatism, American Communism, and historiography. In addition to articles and book chapters, his publications include the monograph Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era, which was released in the Palgrave Studies in Science and Technology series, reissued in paperback, and selected as the subject of an H-DIPLO roundtable. His work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a dissertation fellowship from the U.S. Army Center of Military History, and the Elizabeth Earle Heckmann Graduate Scholarship from the GW Department of History. Professionally, Mr. Bright worked for many years at the Committee on Armed Services at the U.S. House of Representatives and served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Trade in the Virginia governor 's office.

 

Cold War U.S grand strategy, nuclear arms, conservatism, American Communism, and historiography.

The influence of historical scholarship on U.S. foreign policy.

Ph.D. and M.Phil, George Washington; M.A. (Foreign Affairs), Virginia; A.B., William & Mary

IAFF 3190 Issues in Contemporary Diplomacy & National Security

Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War in Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology series (Palgrave Macmillan 2010; 2012) [H-Diplo Roundtable Review (PDF)

“The Neoconservatives and the Reagan Administration,” World Affairs (vol. 153, no. 2).