Jeffrey A. Engel
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Jeffrey A. Engel

Jeffrey A. Engel is founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. He has taught at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and before joining SMU's faculty in 2012 taught history and public policy at Texas A&M University while serving as the Verlin and Howard Kruse '52 Founders Professor and Director of Programming for the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. A Senior Fellow of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and graduate of Cornell University, he additionally studied at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, and received his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Engel has authored or edited twelve books on American foreign policy, including Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy (Harvard University Press, 2007), which received the Paul Birdsall Prize from the American Historical Association; Local Consequences of the Global Cold War (Stanford University Press and the Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008); The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The Making of a Global President (Princeton University Press, 2008); The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989 (Oxford University Press, 2009); with Joseph R. Cerami, Rethinking Leadership and "Whole of Government" National Security Reform (Strategic Studies Institute, 2010); Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War (Oxford University Press, 2012); with Andrew Preston and Mark Lawrence, America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (Princeton University Press, 2014); with Thomas J. Knock, When Life Strikes the Presidency: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House (Oxford University Press, 2017); When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, 2017, and with Jon Meacham, Peter Baker, and Tim Naftali, Impeachment: A History (Random House, 2018).

A frequent media contributor on historical and current events, his scholarly and popular articles have appeared in such journals as Diplomatic History; Diplomacy & Statecraft; Project Syndicate; Perspectives on History; Enterprise & Society; The International Journal; Air & Space Magazine, The Dallas Morning News; and The Los Angeles Times.

He is currently writing a narrative history of the 1992 election.

Contact: jaengel@smu.edu

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