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Joe Renouard (Ph.D., Emory) specializes in American foreign relations, with an emphasis on human rights and humanitarianism, transatlantic relations, and the global Cold War. Before entering graduate school, he taught English and worked as a freelance writer in the Czech Republic and Spain. He has since taught at Emory, Oxford College, Virginia Tech, the University of New Mexico, and Kennesaw State University. Here at the Citadel, he teaches courses on the history of Western civilization, U.S. history, diplomacy ("U.S. in the World"), the Cold War, and the Vietnam War.
Renouard recently completed a book on American human rights policies, and he is now working on a study of the international genocide treaty. His other recent publications include chapters in The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Diplomatic and Military History (Routledge, 2012), The Strained Alliance: Conflict and Cooperation in U.S.-European Relations from Nixon to Carter (Cambridge, 2009), and Transatlantic Conflict and Consensus: Culture, History & Politics (Cambridge, 2009). Some of his other articles and essays have appeared in The Journal of American Culture, The Prague Post, In Madrid, Alibi, and New Mexico Magazine. He also wrote the history of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, a law firm that has included some of America's most noteworthy jurists.