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G[eorge] Gaddis Smith, the Larned professor emeritus of history at Yale Universitymarker, is an expert in Americanmarker foreign relations and maritime history.

He has spent virtually his entire career at Yale. He received his bachelor's degree from the university in 1954, where he served as chairman of the Yale Daily News. In 1961, he earned his PhD in history from Yale. In over forty years of teaching at the university, he chaired the Department of History (at Yale), served as master of Pierson College and directed the Yale Center for International and Area Studies.

He recently published a history of the university, Yale in the 20th Century, published in August 2007 and continues to teach the occasional seminar.

Awards

Smith received several awards from Yale college for his work there:

  • 1986 - The William Clyde DeVane Medal for distinguished scholarship and teaching, awarded by the Yale Chapter (Alpha of Connecticut) of Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1989 - The Harwood F. Byrnes-Richard B. Sewall Prize for Teaching Excellence
  • 1997 - The Mory's Cup for service to the University


Books and other literature

Smith has authored over 200 articles, essays and reviews in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, and various historical journals.He has also published six books:
  • American Diplomacy in the Second World War
  • Morality, Reason and Power: American Diplomacy in the Carter Years
  • The Aims of American Foreign Policy
  • Dean Acheson
  • Britain's Clandestine Submarines: 1914-1915
  • The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrine: 1945-1993


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