William R. Keylor

Picture of William R. KeylorWilliam R. Keylor
154 Bay State Road
Room 301
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
(617) 358-0197
(617) 358-0190 fax 
wrkeylor AT bu.edu

Professor of International Relations and History. (BA, Stanford University; MA, PhD, Columbia University)

Specialization: History of International Relations, History of American Foreign Policy, History of European-American Relations, History of Modern France.

William R. Keylor is the author of Academy and Community: The Foundation of the French Historical Profession (1975); Jacques Bainville and the Renaissance of Royalist History in Twentieth-Century France (1979); The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond: An International History since 1900 (6th rev. ed., 2011); The Legacy of The Great War: Peacemaking 1919 (1997), edited with an introduction; Encyclopedia of the Modern World, (2006), editor; and A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945 (Second Edition, 2008); as well as dozens of articles in scholarly journals and book chapters on twentieth-century history.

Keylor has been a Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He was elected to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, has been named Chevalier de L’Ordre National du M érite by the French government, has served as the president of the Society for French Historical Studies. At Boston University, he has received the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Methodist Scholar-Teacher Award. Keylor served four consecutive terms as Chairman of the Department of History at Boston University (1988-2000) and has served as Director of the International History Institute since 1999.

Professor Keylor teaches the following courses:

History of International Relations, 1900-45 (IR/HI 349)

History of International Relations Since 1945 (IR/HI 350)

The Great War and the Fragile Peace (IR/HI 436)

The United States and the Cold War (IR/HI 465)

France, Europe & the World:  The History of French Foreign Relations in Modern Times (IR/HI538)

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