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Umpire or Empire? The Costs and Consequences of World Leadership

  • 09 Sep 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn- Downtown Denver, 1400 Welton St. Denver, CO 80202

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Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman


Most historians agree that the U.S. is an empire.Yet the past two presidents and most of the public steadfastly disagree. Who is right? What does it matter? Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman offers a challenging new interpretation of America's past with important implications for the nation's way forward.


Co-Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Stanford Alumni Association




About Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman:

Award-winning historian and novelist Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman brings fresh, unexpected perspectives to our understanding of the past and present. Building upon her worldwide research and extraordinary life experiences, Elizabeth writes fiction and non-fiction that is both scholarly and witty. Her path-breaking books reveal a world that is as intriguing and surprising as it is real.


Elizabeth earned a Ph.D. in American history at Stanford University, and now holds an endowed chair at San Diego State University. Her books have won four literary prizes, two for American history and two for fiction. Elizabeth has been a Fulbright scholar in Ireland and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C, and is currently a National Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.  From 1999 to 2005, she served on the Historical Advisory Committee of the U.S. State Department, advising on transparency in government and the declassification of top secret documents.



Check out the trailer for American Umpire from Shell Studios, LLC on Vimeo below!

American Umpire from Shell Studios, LLC on Vimeo.


Copies will be available for purchase at the event. 


For more information on Elizabeth Hoffman, visit her website here.


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