Book Launch: The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966

May 04, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm

Ronald J. Granieri is Assistant Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Niagara Falls, NY, he teaches courses on European International Politics and Diplomacy, with special attention to the period after 1945. After receiving his A.B. in History (1989) from Harvard, he received an M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (1996) in History from the University of Chicago, and has also studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Cologne in Germany . He is the author of The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU and the West, 1949-1966 (Berghahn Books, 2003).

His current research focuses on the foreign policy conceptions of the West German Christian Democrats and the development of the postwar Atlantic Alliance. Fellowships have included a Federal Chancellor Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and membership in the American Council on Germany's Young Leader Program. He came to Penn after several years teaching at Furman University, and has also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tübingen.

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