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Sarah Snyder

Sarah Snyder

Associate Professor, American University School of International Service

Sarah B. Snyder is a historian of U.S. foreign relations at American University's School of International Service. Her book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network, (Cambridge University Press), analyzes the development of a transnational network devoted to human rights advocacy and its contributions to the end of the Cold War. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations awarded it the 2012 Stuart Bernath Book Prize by for best first book by an author and the 2012 Myrna F. Bernath Book Award for the best book written by a woman in the field in the previous two years.

Her second book, Dictators, Diplomats, and Dissidents: United States Human Rights Policy in the long 1960s (under contract with Columbia University Press) explores the development of U.S. human rights policy during the long 1960s. In addition to authoring several chapters in edited collections, she has also published articles in Diplomatic History, Cold War History, Human Rights Quarterly, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, and Journal of American Studies. She previously served as a Lecturer at University College London, a Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Yale University, the Pierre Keller Post -Doctoral Fellow in Transatlantic Relations at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies also at Yale, and as a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University.

She received her Ph.D. from Georgetown, a M.A. from University College London, and a B.A. with honors from Brown University.

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Economy

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