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Christian A. Herter Professorship in American Foreign Policy

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 1967 by Mary Caroline Herter and friends in memory of Christian A. Herter

HerterChristianCHRISTIAN ARCHIBALD HERTER, United States secretary of state from 1959 to 1961, was one of the founders of SAIS. During his long and distinguished public career, he was a diplomat, a congressman, and governor of Massachusetts. He was highly praised by President Dwight Eisenhower, who said, “When you look at him, you know you are looking at an honest man.” A university trustee and SAIS Advisory Council member, he served as special advisor on international affairs to the university in the 1960s. Secretary Herter, who died in 1966, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Hopkins in 1961.

Held by Piero Gleijeses

PIERO GLEIJESES, Ph.D., has been a professor of American foreign policy and Latin American studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies since 1972. He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Gleijeses has received multiple awards including Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships and Medal of Friendship from the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba.

He published Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991 (2013); The Cuban Drumbeat: Castro’s Worldview (2009); Cuba y África: Historia común de lucha y sangre, co-author (2007); Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959-1976 (2002), which won the 2002 Robert Ferrell Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States (1991); Politics and Culture in Guatemala (1988); Tilting at Windmills: Reagan in Central America (1982); The Dominican Crisis: The 1965 Constitutionalist Revolt and American Intervention (1978); as well as articles in numerous newspapers and professional journals.