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James Lockhart

Assistant Professor of History

School of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., United States and the World with minors in World and Comparative History and Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, USA
M.A., Latin American History, San Diego State University, USA
B.A., Latin American Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
James Lockhart studies American foreign relations/US and the world, global security and intelligence, and specializes in US-Latin American relations, particularly southern South America during the Cold War. He approaches this history from a broadly transatlantic and international perspective that includes European-Latin American and Russian-Latin American relations while recognizing the importance of intra-Latin American relations as well.
Lockhart will publish Chile, the CIA, and the Cold War: A Transatlantic Perspective (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press) in spring 2019. Some of his work in intelligence history also appears in Christopher Moran and Mark Stout, et al., Spy Chiefs, 2 vols. (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2018).
He lectures on United States, European, and world history, particularly that of the Global South. He also offers courses in Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA), guerrilla warfare, and intelligence. He taught at the University of Arizona and at the Embry-Riddle College of Security and Intelligence before joining the Department of International and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University in Dubai. He remains a a member of the Cambridge, Massachusetts- based Scholars Strategy Network, has contributed to War on the Rocks, an online magazine serving defense intellectuals via the Texas National Security Network, and has been interviewed by American, British, and other journalists.
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