From Selma to Moscow | Sarah Snyder
In the first installment of the History in International Security series of the year, Professor Simon Miles will interview Dr. Sarah Snyder.
Sarah B. Snyder is a historian of U.S. foreign relations who specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism, and U.S. human rights policy. She is the author of From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy (Columbia University Press, 2018), which explains how transnational connections and 1960s-era social movements inspired Americans to advocate for a new approach to human rights.
Her first book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network, (Cambridge University Press), analyzes the development of a transnational network devoted to human rights advocacy and its contributions to the end of the Cold War.
Snyder received her Ph.D. from Georgetown, a M.A. from University College London, and a B.A. with honors from Brown University.