University Of San Diego To Host The Society For Historians Of American Foreign Relations


CONTACT: Melissa Olesen

June 21, 2016 619/260-4659 x4


2016 Annual Meeting of Nation’s Top Historians


The 2016 SHAFR Annual Meeting will be held June 23-25, 2016, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ) at the University of San Diego.

The three day conference will feature dozens of panel discussions led by the nation’s most prominent historians and thought leaders. For a full list of panel discussions and the conference’s agenda click here.

C-SPAN will be on campus filming a panel from 11:45-1:30 p.m. in room 218 (KIPJ) on Thursday, June 23rd and also on Friday, June 24th during the presidential luncheon discussion in rooms ABCD in the KIPJ at 12:30 p.m.

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) is dedicated to the scholarly study of the history of American foreign relations. As such, it promotes the "the study, advancement and dissemination of a knowledge of American Foreign Relations" through the sponsorship of research, annual meetings, and publications. is an online platform for showcasing the activities of the society and an online resource for its members.

Interested members of the media can contact Melissa Olesen at or at 619/260-4659 x4.


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