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Navy Museum Lunchtime Lecture – From Gunboats to Good Neighbors: U.S. Naval Diplomacy in South America, 1919-1945
August 21, 2013 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Joel Christenson, recipient of the Naval History and Heritage Command’s 2011 Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in U.S. Navy History, will examine the considerable role naval power played in United States foreign relations with Latin American during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, as Washington abandoned armed interventionism and began pursuing the policy of the “Good Neighbor.” His work focuses on the employment of U.S. naval personnel as advisors to South American governments and the frequent use of U.S. naval vessels and personnel as agents of cultural diplomacy on highly visible goodwill cruises and port visits.
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