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Kevin Y. Kim presents “America’s Ideas, America’s Wars"

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IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim presented, in early November, at the 10th anniversary conference of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History in Chicago. His paper, titled “America’s Ideas, America’s Wars,” argues that New Right conservatism arose from Old Right conservatism, but only as an array of contested internationalist visions, which competed for influence from World War II to the Vietnam War. From World War II to the Korean War, conservatives— who anticipated the powerful rein of conservatives today ...

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Kevin Kim publishes "From Century of the Common Man to Yellow Peril"

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IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has published an article in the summer issue (August 2018) of Pacific Historical Review, an internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, published by University of California Press. Titled “From Century of the Common Man to Yellow Peril: Anti-Racism, Empire, and U.S. Global Power in Henry A. Wallace’s Quest for Cold War Alternatives,” this article examines U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace’s Cold War dissent as a window into racial geopolitics in a post–World War II era of decolonization and U.S. global power.

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Kevin Y. Kim receives Silas Palmer research fellowship

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IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has received the Silas Palmer research fellowship from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives (HILA) at Stanford University. This internationally competitive grant supports Kim’s research at the Hoover Institute Library and Archives, one of the world’s most important repositories regarding issues of war, peace, and global social, political and economic change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Kim is completing research at HILA for his book-length project, Worlds Unseen: Henry Wallace, Herbert Hoover, and the Making of Cold War America...

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Kevin Kim publishes “Against the ‘American Century,’ Toward a Third World New Left: The Case of Helen Mears”

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IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has published an article in Diplomatic History, the official journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, published by Oxford University Press. Titled “Against the ‘American Century,’ Toward a Third World New Left: The Case of Helen Mears,” Kim’s article examines the foreign policy ideas and politics of journalist Helen Mears, a little-known U.S. Cold War critic who fell from World War II-era national prominence as a result of her Cold War-era dissent against a rising U.S. national security state after World War II.

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Kevin Kim publishes in A Companion to Korean American Studies

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IAS faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has published a book chapter in a “state of the field” volume from Brill Publishers, A Companion to Korean American Studies. This major international volume presents interdisciplinary works from established and emerging scholars in Korean American Studies, spanning history, gender relations, cultural formations, social relations, and politics. Drawing from his larger work on postcolonial Korea and ...

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