Conference papers:

“Mapping Rock Music in the U.S., 1967-1971,” Digital Scholarship: Opportunities and Challenges, University at Albany, October 11, 2019

“Campus Rock: Drew University, Rock Music, and the Counterculture, 1967-1968,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Conference, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2019

“‘What can you expect from a college audience?’ Rock and Roll, the Counterculture, and Drew University,” Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture and the Garden State, November 2, 2018, Monmouth University

“Private Contractors, Nation Building, and the Wars in Vietnam and Iraq,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference, June 27, 2009, Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church Virginia

“Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building, 1954-1968,” Williams/H-Diplo Conference: New Scholarship in American Foreign Relations, Saturday, April 18, 2009, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Invited talks:

“Mapping Rock Music, 1967-1971,” presentation at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, November 15, 2019 

“Woodstock and the eclecticism of rock music culture,” Hillsborough Public Library, Hillsborough, NJ, September 24, 2019

“‘What can you expect from a college audience?’ Rock and Roll, the Counterculture Sixties, and Drew University,” Madison Historical Society Annual Dinner Meeting, May 16, 2019 

“‘What can you expect from a college audience?’ Rock and Roll, the Counterculture Sixties, and Drew University” Leisure Learning, Basking Ridge, November 12, 2018

“American Global Power in the Age of Trump,” Leisure Learning, Basking Ridge, November 13, 2017

“World War I, Wilsonianism, and the Course of Empire,” Leisure Learning, Basking Ridge, April 10, 2017

America Goes to War!, WWI Panel discussion, Drew University, April 2, 2017

“America’s Role in WWI,” talk given for Madison Historical Society, Madison, NJ, March 21, 2017

“American History across the Twentieth Century,” Keynote speaker for an eight-week series of lectures, Leisure Learning, Basking Ridge, NJ, Fall, 2016

“From Atomic Bombs to WMD: The Changing Meaning of the Global Nuclear Threat,” Leisure Learning, Basking Ridge, NJ, April 11, 2016

“The U.S. and the Road to War in Iraq,” Leisure Learning, Basking Ridge, NJ, November 9, 2016

“The United States & the World,” Keynote speaker for an eight week series of lectures, Leisure Learning, Basking Ridge, NJ, Fall 2015

“The United States & China in Historical Perspective,” talk given as part of Leisure Learning Series, Basking Ridge, NJ, Spring, 2015 

“The Vietnam War,” talk given for The American Institute for History Education, Piscataway, New Jersey, October 29, 2013

“The U.S., Japan, and the Road to Pearl Harbor,” talk given at FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY, July 16, 2013

“Kennedy, Johnson, and the Perils of Escalation in Vietnam,” and “Nixon’s Vietnam War,”  two talks given for The American Institute for History Education, Asbury Park, New Jersey, February 23, 2013

“The Vietnam War,” two talks given for The American Institute for History Education, Lakewood, New Jersey, January 12, 2013

“The Vietnam War,” two talks given for The American Institute for History Education, Lafayette, La., September 22, 2012

“The U.S., Japan, and the Road to Pearl Harbor,” talk given at FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY, July 19, 2012

“World War I,” two lectures (“‘Over Here’: The Great War & Modern America,” & “World War I & the Crisis of the International System”), for The American Institute for History Education, Asbury Park, NJ, January 21, 2012

“The U.S., Japan, and the Road to Pearl Harbor,” talk given at FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY, July 14, 2011

“The U.S. & the World since 1945,” series of four lectures (“The Cold War & the Arms Race,” “Fifties Interventions,” “The Origins of the Cold War,” and “The Vietnam War”) for The American Institute for History Education, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 28-9, 2011

“The Origins of the Cold War,” Talking History, for The American Institute for History Education, March 16, 2011

“The U.S., Japan, and the Road to Pearl Harbor,” talk given at FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY, March 15, 2011

“Building for War, Building for Peace:” Private Contractors in America’s Wars, talk given at William Patterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, April 15, 2010 

“Vietnam Turning Point—1968,” 1968, The Turning Point in the Vietnam Era—Looking Back 40 Years Later.  An Interdisciplinary Forum on the Vietnam Era, October 17, 2008, Vietnam Era Educational Center, Robert B. Meyner Reception Center, Holmdel, New Jersey

“Inventing Vietnam: Lessons in Nation Building from a Forgotten Example,” Lecture for Banners: The McNeese Arts & Letters Series, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, April, 29, 2008

Media/editorial/blogs/interviews/essays:

“The Plutocrat’s Jubilee,” blog post, Liberalresistance.net, January 5, 2018 

“Dirty Harry, Dirty Joe & the Politics of ‘Law & Order,’” blog post, Liberalresistance.net,  August 28, 2017

“We’ve Been Here Before,” blog post, Liberalresistance.net, August 20, 2017

“Well, Which is Trump, Dr. Strangelove or The Manchurian Candidate,” blog post, Liberalresistance.net (12 million vpm), August 16, 2017

“Where’s the ‘Obama-Clinton’ Doctrine?” Podcast, Tavis Smiley Reports, February 2, 2010

“Long History of Corporate Involvement in Wartime,” Radio interview, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, WNYC, September 3, 2009

“Obama: Cut Arms Exports,” Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF), (Washington, D.C.: February 6, 2009)  Also featured on Antiwar.com & Commondreams.org

“‘The Construction Miracle of the Decade:’ U.S. Military Escalation, Private Contractors, and War in Vietnam,” BBC Vietnamese, December 2, 2008

“What a Difference a Century Makes: China from Imperial Plaything to Global Leader,” History News Network, September 1, 2008

“The Paradox of Construction and Destruction,” Asia Times Online, April 24, 2008