Alumni Association Honors Professor Tom Schwartz


Thomas Schwartz, professor of history, has received the Faculty Alumni Education Award, presented by the Alumni Association Board of Directors last November. First given in 1982, the award includes a prize of $2,500 and an engraved julep cup.

Since 2003, Schwartz has lectured at nine alumni education events for Vanderbilt Chapters in New York; Boston; Los Angeles; Dallas; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Austin, Texas, on subjects ranging from U.S.-European relations to foreign policy in presidential campaigns. He has made presentations at Reunion Weekend events, and in October will serve as faculty representative for the Vanderbilt Travel Program’s trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Schwartz teaches courses in the history of American foreign relations, with an emphasis on the 20th century. He is the author of two books: one about alliance politics during the Vietnam War and one about U.S. policy toward Germany after World War II.
He is currently writing a short history of the Cold War and a biography of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

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