Dr. Brian McKercher

Dr. Brian McKercher
Office: CLE B226

BA, MA (University of Alberta), PhD (London School of Economics)

Area of expertise

The foreign policies of the Great Powers since 1815; 19th and 20th Century British foreign policy; and 19th and 20th Century American foreign policy.

I received my PhD in modern international history, under the supervision of Professor D. Cameron Watt, from the London School of Economics in 1979.  My work has focused largely on British foreign policy from the late Victorian period to the Second World War and, in this process, it has examined British and general European inter-actions with the United States and, to a lesser degree, Canada in both foreign policy and trans-national dimensions.  Lately, I have been focusing on the relationship between Britain and Germany from the late 1890s to 1939.  I am editor of the learned journalDiplomacy & Statecraft; and K.E. Neilson, I am the general editor of The Praeger Series on Diplomacy and Strategic Thought. I am also the general editor of The Praeger Series on Foreign Policy in the Interwar Period.