Daniel Sargent

Assistant Professor
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 3-5
2215 Dwinelle Hall
(510) 643-3159

Ph.D., History, Harvard University (2008)
M.A., History, Harvard University (2003)
B.A., History, with Double First‐Class Honors, Cambridge University (2001)

Curriculum Vitae: 
Extended Faculty Field: 
International History


University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor of History    
2008 ‐Present

Yale University, New Haven, CT                                     
Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Fellowship    
2007 ‐2008

Fellowships and Awards

UC Berkeley Humanities Research Fellowship (Fall 2011)

Named a “Top Young Historian” by the History News Network (July 2010)

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2007‐07)

Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Pre‐Doctoral Fellowship in National Security Studies (2005‐06)

Harvard University, Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (Awarded 3 times, 2003‐04, 2004‐05)

Teaching Experience

University of California, Berkeley                                   
"The United States and International Order" (Fall 2008, Reading Seminar)
2008 - Present

Yale University                                                             
"Security Strategies of the United States Since Vietnam" (Seminar)
2007 - 2008

Representative Publications: 


A Superpower Transformed: History, Strategy, and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s (New York: Oxford University Press, In Progress).

Co-author, Global America (New York: W.W. Norton, In Progress).
Co-editor, The Shock of the Global: The 1970s In Perspective, with Niall Ferguson, Charles Maier, Erez Manela (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010).

Articles and Chapters

“The Cold War,” in The Cambridge History of the World, Vol. 8, edited by J.R. McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz (New York: Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming).

"An Oasis in the Desert," in Human Rights in the 1970s, edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn (New York: Cambridge University Press, Under Revision). Published as “Eine Oase in der Wüste? Amerikas Wiederentdeckung der Menschenrechte” in Eine neue globale Moral? Menschenrechte in den 70er Jahren (Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht: Göttingen, 2012).

“Lyndon B. Johnson and the Challenge of Economic Globalization,” in The United States and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World, edited by Frank Gavin and Mark Lawrence (New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming).

“Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1970s,” in Il mestiere di storico (2011).

“The United States and Globalization,” in The Shock of the Global: The International History of the 1970s, edited by Ferguson et. al. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010).

Textbook Projects

"Diplomatic Milestones, 1970s–1991" in The Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy: A Diplomatic History, edited by Robert McMahon and Robert Zeiler (Sag Harbor, New York: DWJ Books, Under Revision).

Book Reviews

Roundtable review of Hal Brands’ Latin America’s Cold War in The Journal of American Studies (Under Revision).

Review of Ian Tyrrell’s Reforming the World: The Creation of America’s Moral Empire in The Journal of Global History (Under Revision).

Review of Ted Widmer’s Ark of the Liberties: America and the World in Presidential Studies Quarterly (2011).

Roundtable review of Justin Vaïsse, Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement, H-Diplo / ISSF (2011), available at <http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/ISSF/PDF/ISSF-Roundtable-2-1.pdf>.

Review of Samuel Moyn's The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History in the Marine Corps University Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2011), 122-4.

Review of Diplomatic History special edition on “U.S.–Soviet Relations in the Era of Détente,” H-Diplo (2010), available at <http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/reviews/PDF/AR257a.pdf>.

Review of David Hendrickson's Union, Nation, or Empire: The American Debate over International Relations, 1789–1941, in the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2010), 305-307.

Review of Nixon in the World, edited by Andrew Preston and Fred Logevall, in Cold War History, Vol. 9, No. 4 (2009), 532-533.

Review of Gary Bass’s Freedom's Battle in International Journal, Vol. 64, No. 2 (Spring 2009), 589-591.

Review of Jeremi Suri’s Henry Kissinger and the American Century, in the Times Educational Supplement, June 5, 2008.

Review of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Second Chance: The Crisis of American Superpower, in New Global Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Fall 2007).

Selected Unpublished Papers and Presentations

“Oasis in the Desert: America’s Human Rights Rediscovery.” Paper presented to the History Graduate Association, UC Berkeley, Department of History, March 8, 2012.

“The United States and the End of Bretton Woods.” Invited presentation at the International Political Economy Seminar, Boston College, Department of Economics, February 27, 2012.

“History and Decision-Making: Some Tentative Reflections.” Invited presentation at workshop on “History, Strategy, and Statecraft,” at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas, Austin, January 8, 2012.

“The Globalization Paradox.” Paper presented at conference on “American Politics, World Politics,” Cambridge University, April 15–16, 2011.

“Lyndon Johnson and the Challenge of Economic Globalization.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA), January 7, 2011.

“Human Rights as a U.S. Foreign Policy Doctrine.” Paper presented at workshop on “A New Global Morality: Human Rights and Humanitarianism in the 1970s,” Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, June 11–13, 2010. (This paper was read in my absence, as I was recovering from surgery.)

“The United States and the Rediscovery of Human Rights.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH), April 9, 2010.

“Human Rights and the Revolt Against Realpolitik.” Presentation at the Center for International History, Columbia University, November 9, 2009.

“States, Markets, and the Origins of the Post-Bretton Woods Era.” Paper presented at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, April 11, 2009.

“The United States and Globalization in the 1970s.” Presentation at conference on “End of Empire,” Mershon Center, Ohio State University, April 3, 2009.

“Lyndon Johnson and the Challenge of Economic Globalization.” Lecture at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas, Austin, November 12, 2008.