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Robert C. Dallek, PhD

Photo of Dr Robert C. DallekDr. Robert C. Dallek is an acclaimed historian, whose oeuvre explores the inner workings of numerous American presidencies, revealing the hidden stories behind each administration’s response to domestic and international crises, and drawing significant parallels between these historic outcomes and the policy decisions of our current era.

Dr. Dallek is the author of eight books, including An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy; a two volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Flawed Giant and Lone Star Rising; The American Style of Foreign Policy; and Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, which won the prestigious Bancroft Prize. His latest book is Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power.

Dr. Dallek's writing has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He also wrote the foreword to the forthcoming The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family by Richard Avedon and Shannon Thomas Perich.

A professor of history at Boston University, he appears frequently as a radio and television commentator on the presidency and current events. Dr. Dallek is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Society of American Historians (where he served as president from 2004 to 2005).