Cathal Nolan

Associate Professor of History; Executive Director, International History Institute, College of Arts & Sciences

Professor Cathal Nolan is an Associate Professor of History within Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences and the Executive Director of BU’s International History Institute.

Nolan specializes in military history, history of international relations, history of American foreign policy and international human rights history.

He has served as Executive Director of the International History Institute since 1999. He has been a Fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Barton Fellow in Peace and Security Studies, Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada, and Justice Harry Batshaw Fellow in Human Rights, awarded by the Canadian Human Rights Foundation. He received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Honors Program of Boston University (2006), and the university-wide Outstanding Teaching Award at Miami University (1991). Nolan is faculty adviser to BU Global Water and Public Health Brigades, with which he works in Honduras twice yearly; he also advises the Undergraduate History Association and Sigma Alpha Lambda.