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Dr Bill Foster

Dr Bill Foster

Vice-Principal

Senior Lecturer in the History of War

Director of Studies for History & Politics, History, and History & Modern Languages.

Homerton College


Biography:

I am a British historian educated in Switzerland. I hold university degrees from the Pennsylvania, Cornell, and Cambridge. I was formerly Keasbey Fellow at Selwyn College and have been a Fellow of Homerton since 2007.

Subject groups/Research projects

American History:
Modern European History:

Departments and Institutes

Homerton College:

Research Interests

My research and writing have focused on the human dimension of war as well as non-lethal forms of international conflict.

I am currently completing a book entitled _Why the Cold War Did Not End: Seven Lessons in Understanding Modern Power_. I focus on problems of history, information, leadership, technology, 'hard power', 'hybrid warfare', and nationalism.

Other concurrent projects include _Crossroads of Secrecy: How the Swiss fought the Cold War_. 

Research Supervision

History, HPL, and HML part II; MPhil, PhD.

Teaching

NOTE: I WILL BE ON RESEARCH LEAVE 2019-2020.

Part I: papers 18 and 24.