Professor in the Department of History
University of Texas at Austin
Mark Atwood Lawrence writes and teaches about the history of U.S.
foreign relations, especially during the Cold War. His book, Constructing
Vietnam: The United States, Europe, and the Making of the Cold
War in Indochina, is forthcoming from the University of California
Press. The book explores the beginnings of U.S. involvement in
Vietnam by setting American decision-making within a broad international
context, showing the ways in which U.S. attitudes toward Southeast
Asia were determined and constrained by international pressures
in the early Cold War years. Professor Lawrence is also pursuing
research interests in U.S. policy toward Latin America during
the 1960s and in the history of U.S. nuclear testing programs
between 1945 and 1963.