Ph.D. Candidate Joseph Ledford Named Clements Center Fellow

September 1, 2021

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Joseph Ledford, who has been named an America in the World Consortium fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin. The fellowship will support Ledford's dissertation completion at the Clements Center. 

From the press release: 

Joseph is presently completing a study of the presidency of Ronald Reagan and the Iran-Contra affair. In his dissertation, “Restoring the Presidency: A Reagan Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair,” Joseph examines the intersection of domestic politics and foreign policy that produced the Iran-Contra affair and shows how the resulting crisis of the presidency transformed American governance. Of all the pivotal events during the Reagan era, his dissertation reveals that Iran-Contra was the most consequential for both U.S. foreign policy and the post-Cold War American presidency."

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