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History professor lectures in Moldova, co-authors book

October 28, 2011

Earlier this month, Bernard Cook, Ph.D., Provost Distinguished Professor of History at Loyola University New Orleans, traveled to Moldova to deliver a series of lectures on United States foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. He spoke at the American Studies Center of Moldova State University in Chisinau, the Moldovan Institute for International Relations, and Slavonica University.

Cook, who has given similar lectures at universities in Romania and Serbia, was invited to return to lecture next year by the cultural affairs officer of the U.S. Embassy in Moldova and the director of the American Studies Center at Moldovan State University. He will also return to Romania next year to lecture on U.S. foreign policy.

In addition to his Moldovan lecture series, Cook collaborated with Dumitru Preda, former archivist of the Romanian Foreign Ministry and current Romanian ambassador to Cuba, to co-author "United States and Romania: Diplomatic Relations, 1912 - 1919." Magazin Istoric, a leading Romanian history journal, awarded the book the 2011 Grigore Gafencu Award as the best book on Romanian diplomatic history published in 2010. Cook and Preda are currently working on a second book, which will cover U.S.-Romanian diplomatic relations from 1919 to 1941.

For more information, contact Cook at 504-865-2564 or cook@loyno.edu.

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