Elizabeth Spalding

Elizabeth Spalding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Government

Areas of Expertise:
American Foreign Policy, Cold War, International Relations, Presidency, Religion and the American Presidency

Elizabeth Spalding
(202) 607-0749
Washington, DC
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
B.A., Hillsdale College; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Virginia
  • Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees and Academic Council

  • Harry S. Truman Library Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship

  • A Brief History of the Cold War (Regnery History, 2016)

    The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism (University Press of Kentucky, 2006)

  • "The Enduring Significance of the Truman Doctrine," Orbis (Fall 2017)

    "True Believers," Wilson Quarterly (Spring 2006)

  • "Peace Through Strength and Freedom: Truman, Marshall, and Acheson," in edited volume on American grand strategy (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming)

    "Religion and the Presidency of Harry S. Truman," in edited volume on religion and the American Presidency (Columbia University Press, 2009)

    “The Origins and Meaning of Reagan’s Cold War,” in edited volume on Ronald Reagan’s presidency (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)

  • Review, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy," Andrew Preston, in H-Diplo (2012)

    Article, “The Ratification of NATO: Executive-Legislative Cooperation and an Unprecedented Commitment in U.S. Foreign Policy” in David Abshire, ed., Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern President (Praeger, 2001)