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Lloyd E. Ambrosius

Lloyd E. Ambrosius

Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations & Professor of History

Contact Information:


618 Oldfather Hall

Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Phone: (402) 472-3242 or -2414
Fax: (402) 472-8839
E-mail: email address


Joined the Department:

1967

Lloyd E. Ambrosius is the Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations and Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of Woodrow Wilson and the American Diplomatic Tradition: The Treaty Fight in Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 1987), Wilsonian Statecraft: Theory and Practice of Liberal Internationalism during World War I (SR Books, 1991), and Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and His Legacy in American Foreign Relations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002). He edited A Crisis of Republicanism: American Politics during the Civil War Era (University of Nebraska Press, 1990) and Writing Biography: Historians and Their Craft (University of Nebraska Press, 2004). He was the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin, Ireland, in 1977-78, and a Fulbright Professor twice in Germany at the University of Cologne in 1972-73 and the University of Heidelberg in 1996. During the 1990s, he served as a chair of the History Department. He specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations and the history of the American presidency. His professional service includes terms on the councils of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and on the editorial boards of Diplomatic History and the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.


Expertise:

  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • U.S. Presidency
  • International Relations

Education:

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:
B.A. with Honors in Liberal Arts and Sciences and High Distinction in History, 1963
M.A. in History, 1964
Ph.D. in History, 1967

Fulbright Research Professor, University of Cologne, Germany, 1972-73
Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History, University College, Dublin, Ireland, 1977-78
Fulbright Teaching/Research Professor, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1996



Books:

Ambrosius, Lloyd E. Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and His Legacy in American Foreign Relations. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2002.
Ambrosius, Lloyd E. Wilsonian Statecraft: Theory and Practice of Liberal Internationalism. SR Books, 1991.
Ambrosius, Lloyd E. Woodrow Wilson and the American Diplomatic Tradition: The Treaty Fight in Perspective . Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Book Chapters, Introductions, & Essays:

Chapters:
Ambrosius, Lloyd E. "War and Peace in the Global Community, 1989-2001". In A Companion to International History, pp. 394-407. Blackwell Publishers, 2007.
Ambrosius, Lloyd E. "Woodrow Wilson and World War I". In A Companion to American Foreign Relations, pp. 149-67. Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
Ambrosius, Lloyd E. "Wilsonian Diplomacy and Armenia: The Limits of Power and Ideology". In The American Response to the Armenian Genocide, pp. 113-45. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Articles:

Ambrosius, Lloyd E. "Woodrow Wilson and George W. Bush: Historical Comparisons of Ends and Means in Their Foreign Policies" Diplomatic History. (2006): Vol. 30, pp. 509-43.
Ambrosius, Lloyd E. "Woodrow Wilson, Alliances, and the League of Nations" Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. (2006): Vol. 5, pp. 139-65.
Ambrosius, Lloyd E. "Rethinking Diplomatic and Strategic History" Reviews in American History. (2003): Vol. 31, pp. 626-32.