West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Historian/author David Patterson to discuss his book "The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women's Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I," at WVU Parkersburg March 12, 2008.
CONTACT: Debbie Richards, special assistant to the president, 304-424-8201.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Historian/author David Patterson will discuss his most recent book, "The Search for Negotiated Peace: Women's Activism and Citizen Diplomacy in World War I," in a free presentation Wednesday (March 12) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
The 11 a.m. program will be held in the college theatre and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the campus Social Justice Committee in observance of Women's History Month.
Patterson has served as a historian in both academia and government. Besides teaching at several universities, he was chief editor of the U.S. Department of State's "Foreign Relations" series, the official documentary record of U.S. foreign policy, covering the Soviet Union, arms control, national security policy, and foreign economic policy for the years 1955-1968, from 1996-2002.
"The Search for Negotiated Peace" is the gripping story of the events that moved high profile American and European citizens, particularly women, into the international peace movement.
In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Patterson is author of "Toward a Warless World: The Travail of the American Peace Movement, 1887-1914."Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his master's degree and doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as a faculty member at American University, Rice University, the University of Illinois and Colgate University.