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Melvyn Leffler

professor, history, University of Virginia

Melvyn P. Leffler, faculty associate in the Governing America in a Global Era Program, is Edward R. Stettinius professor in the Department of History at the University of Virginia. He served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of Virginia from 1997-2001. In 1993 he won the Bancroft Prize for *A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman Administration and the Cold War* (1992) and, in 2008, won the George Louis Beer Prize for his book, *For the Soul of Mankind: the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War* (Hill & Wang, 2007). Leffler served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense during the Carter administration, where he worked on arms control and contingency planning as a fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 1993, and is the author of several articles and essays seeking to put contemporary developments after 9/11 in historical perspective.