Michael Franczak

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Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellow

Michael Franczak (PhD, Boston College) is a historian of U.S. foreign policy and the global economy. His book manuscript—The North-South Dialogue: Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy, 1971-1984shows how a Third World campaign to remake international economic relations made global inequality a major threat to U.S. national security. Combining a newly available source record with personal interviews of Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan officials, he argues that this challenge—and its defeat—initiated the reconstruction of American grand strategy for a post-Cold War world.

Recent articles:

  • “Losing the Battle, Winning the War: Neoconservatives versus the New International Economic Order, 1971-82,” Diplomatic History 43 (5): 2019.
  • “Human Rights and Basic Needs: Jimmy Carter’s North-South Dialogue, 1977-81,” Cold War History 18 (4): 2018.

Franczak CV Sept 2019.pdf