Areas of Expertise
- Diplomatic History
- Modern American History
- Modern Middle East History
- M.A. in History, University of North Carolina: Wilmington 2019
- B.A. in History, University of North Carolina: Wilmington 2016
Edward Kunz is a 5th year PhD candidate in diplomatic history at the Ohio State University’s department of history. He works with professors Joseph R. Parrott, Peter L. Hahn, and Ori Yehudai. His broad interests include the role of power and diplomacy in the relationship between Israel and the United States from 1948 to the present. His dissertation project examines the diplomatic relationship between Israel and the United States during the Carter and Reagan presidencies, placing an emphasis on the roles of the Lebanese Civil War and the 1982 Lebanon War in formulating American foreign policy towards the Arab – Israeli conflict. His work seeks to foster an international approach by marrying sources from American and Israeli archives. Edward's work interfaces with a variety of historical disciplines including diplomatic history, military history, Jewish history, and Cold War history.
Advisors: Prof. Joseph Parrott and Prof. Peter Hahn