Department of History
- Allen's teaching and research subjects cover American history 1865-present, specializing in Cold War history. Since 2011 Allen has served as the Assistant Director of Research at American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute and has traveled to Hiroshima, Nagasaki and most recently, Chernobyl, to pursue his interest in the global history of nuclear weapons. Allen's current research explores the nascent field of "citizen diplomacy" by examining the impact that leading anti-nuclear activist, Norman Cousins, had on American public discourse and foreign policy during the early Cold War.
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