Academic Activities

In the 2016-17 academic year, Brian served as the Thomas J. Davis Endowed Fellow in the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy.

Working with the Center’s director, Dr. Richard Immerman, Brian coordinated a successful speakers series which saw thirteen scholars present on their work in the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. Brian directed a book review series and a profile series of graduate students affiliated with CENFAD. He also conducted interviews with scholars like Bob Vitalis, Aaron O’Connell, Elizabeth Schmidt, Asa McKercher, Sam Lebovic, and Frank Costigliola. In addition, Brian served as the editor-in-chief of CENFAD’s twice-annual newsletter, Strategic Visions.

In the fall of 2017, Brian served as the Assistant to the Director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple, in which capacity he publicized the Center’s events and programming to the broader Temple community.

From 2018 until 2020, Brian will serve as a Graduate Student Representative on the Council of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a position to which the Society’s membership elected him in the fall of 2017.