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Matthew Pembleton

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of History

Matthew Pembleton completed his Ph.D. in U.S. History in 2014. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Containing Addiction: U.S. National Security, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and the Origins of America’s Global Drug War"


Ph.D - History, American University, 2014; M.A. - History, American University, 2008; B.A. - History and Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 2003

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See Also
Imagining a Global Sovereignty: U.S. Counternarcotic Operations in Istanbul during the Early Cold War and the Origins of the Foreign “War on Drugs”
The Voice of the Bureau: How Frederic Sondern and the Bureau of Narcotics Crafted a Drug War and Shaped Popular Understanding of Drugs, Addiction, and Organized Crime in the 1950s


  • Summer 2017

  • Fall 2017