Selected recent media appearances:
- C-SPAN, presenter and panel discussant, “Roundtable: Turning Point? Rethinking World War II as a Watershed in U.S. Foreign Relations,” annual meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, June 23, 2016, airing August 13, 2016.
- C-SPAN, panelist and presenter, “WWI, Wilsonianism, and Grand Strategies of Internationalism” as part of panel on “Ideas and Inflection Points: Major Figures and Moments,” Oregon State University Rethinking Grand Strategy International Conference (May 13-15, 2016), first airing in July 2016.
- C-SPAN, moderator and introduction to keynote lecture by Fredrik Logevall on “American Grand Strategy: How Grand Has It Been? How Much Does It Matter?” as part of Oregon State University Rethinking Grand Strategy International Conference (May 13-15, 2016), first aired on June 12, 2016.
- C-SPAN, “U.S. Foreign Relations Before and After the ‘He Kept Us Out of War’ Election of 1916,” a global historical perspectives roundtable panel at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA (January 8, 2016), American History TV, C-SPAN, first aired February 13, 2016.
- C-SPAN, Roundtable Panel from the US Intellectual History Conference, panel on “Promise and Peril, American Foreign Policy, and Internationalism,” based on themes and analysis stemming from my book “Promise and Peril” including related to Imperialism, Isolationism, and Internationalism, taped October 16, 2015, first aired December 19, 2015.
- C-SPAN “American History TV,” Keynote Panel on “American Power in Historical Perspective” at the OSU American Military and Diplomatic History Conference, taped on Tuesday May 7, 2013, which first aired August 3-5, 2013.
- C-SPAN “Lectures in American History,” class taped on Tuesday March 12, 2013, seminar entitled “Lectures in History: Post-Cold War U.S. Foreign Policy” which first aired June 8-9, 2013.
- Christopher McKnight Nichols “All Videos” page on C-SPAN.org website.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of national tax reform, Oregon politics, urban planning, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, September 29, 2017.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of new U.S. Afghanistan policy, national monuments and Antiquities Act, prosecutions of the Harney County occupiers, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, August 25, 2017.
- “News Roundtable” discussion on Portland protests, OR corporate taxes, Trump and Russia, Jeff Sessions hearings, and more on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, June 16, 2017.
- Research in Action (RIA) podcast, “Episode 60: Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols on the Importance of the Humanities, Historical Work on Isolationism, Internationalism, and more…” hosted by Katie Linder, via Oregon State University, download on iTunes (week of May 22, 2017)
- “News Roundtable” discussion of Oregon elections and ballot measures, U.S. presidential campaign Russia connections, special counsel appointment, intelligence leaks, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, May 19, 2017.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of Oregon State Budget, national and state policy on national monuments and the Antiquities Act, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, April 28, 2017.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of Donald Trump’s Inauguration, speech, cabinet appointee confirmations, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, January 20, 2017.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of President Obama’s final press conference of 2016, Russia, Syria, Aleppo, corporate tax policies, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, December 16, 2016.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of the presidential election and ramifications, history, Portland and Oregon protests, state politics, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, November 18, 2016.
- Rebroadcast, “Coming Home in America,” Veterans’ Day (from Bend, November 11, 2015) on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, airing November 11, 2016.
- Numerous programs for interviews and caller discussions of the 2016 election, domestic and foreign policy, in historical perspective, including MPR News with Kerri Miller (9am-10am CT, 11/9/16), Oregon Public Broadcasting, and more, November 9-11, 2016.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of the first presidential debate and the national election, Portland policing and politics, Portlandia, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, September 30, 2016.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of Donald Trump and the national election, President Obama’s record number of prison sentence commutations, Portland urban policies, the Olympics, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, August 4, 2016.
- Interview about Brexit, U.K. referendum on withdrawing from the E.U., implications for the U.S., and historical dimensions of rising conservative nationalism, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, June 24, 2016.
- Interview and discussion about Donald Trump’s foreign policies, appeal, and the historical roots that inform his isolationism, protectionism, and current presidential campaign, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, May 3, 2016.
- “News Roundtable” discussion and analysis of terrorist attacks in Brussels, President Obama’s visit to Cuba and US-Cuba relations, the FBI-Apple iPhone standoff, national election politics, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, March 24, 2016.
- “News Roundtable” conversation and analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, Gov. Brown’s proposal to raise the minimum wage, the standoff in Burns, OR, and more on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, January 15, 2016.
- “Past, Present, and Future of Coming Home in America,” a live Bend town hall discussion which I helped to organize as part of the OSU Citizenship and Crisis Initiative, co-sponsored by OSU-Cascades and the Deschutes Brewery, and produced and moderated by OPB’s “Think Out Loud with Dave Miller” for live taping, panel and audience discussion, Veteran’s Day: November 11, 2015, 6-9pm at the Deschutes Brewery (Bend, OR), airing November 12, 2015;
- “News Roundtable” conversation and analysis of President Obama’s decision to leave troops in Afghanistan, the Democratic debate, Oregon governor email scandal, Planned Parenthood, and more on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, October 16, 2015. *live from Washington D.C. National Public Radio headquarters
- “News Roundtable” discussion of Pope’s U.S. visit, John Boehner’s resignation, VW emissions and international regulations, and more on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, September 25, 2015.
- “News Roundtable” discussion of Iran nuclear accord, Greece and austerity, Oregon politics, and more, on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud Program, July 17, 2015.
- “Is the U.S. at War?” a live Corvallis town hall discussion which I helped to organize as part of the OSU Citizenship and Crisis Initiative, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, and produced and moderated by OPB’s “Think Out Loud” at the Old World Deli in Corvallis, OR, February 16 from 6-9pm, airing on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud program, February 17, 2015.
- On the new push for an authorization of the use of military force against ISIS and live commentary on President Obama’s AUMF remarks and press conference on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud program, February 11, 2015.
- “Could the Midterms Shakeup U.S. Foreign Policy?” on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud program, November 19, 2014, live from Portland City Hall.
- Interview and discussion about President Obama’s speech outlining military action against ISIS and discussion of the historical dimensions of current U.S. foreign policy challenges on Oregon Public Broadcasting Think Out Loud program, September 11, 2014.
- Guest on the nationally-syndicated show Philosophy Talk, “The New Surveillance Society: Big Brother Grows Up,” April 2, 2014 at 7pm PST, (Corvallis, OR, Oregon State University, LaSells Center, C&E Hall) live taping of the radio program with audience participation; aired on NPR stations across the country on the week of July 27, 2014. Live online “chat” with listeners about the history of privacy and surveillance on August 8, 2014 at noon PDT at Philosophy Talk’s “Community of Thinkers” live chat page
Guest on Central Time, “Americans Want Country to Play Lesser Role in the World,” on Wisconsin NPR, April 30, 2014, 5-5:30pm CST
- Interview and panel discussion on war powers and President Obama, the history of U.S. international engagement and interventions, and U.S.-Syria policy — “On Syria, Obama seeks backing he says he doesn’t need” — on The Daily Circuit, on Minnesota NPR, on September 3, 2013 (1 hr)
- Numerous interviews on the history of U.S. interventions abroad, war powers, Syria, Libya, and an array of contemporary geopolitical challenges on America’s Radio News Network and on KEX 1190AM/102.3FM Portland‘s Morning Update throughout 2013
- Panel Participant on “ideology and foreign policy” on The Scholars’ Circle, KPFK 90.7FM, NPR and Pacifica Radio, on April 8, 2012 and December 16, 2012
- Panel Participant on “war time” on The Scholars’ Circle, KPFK 90.7FM, NPR and Pacifica Radio, on March 18, 2012 and December 9, 2012
Selected recent interviews and representative quotes:
- Nick Houtman, “From the Margins to the Center,” Terra, October 9, 2017
- J.p. Lawrence, “Scholars are in Trump a ling tradition of isolationism,” San Antonio Express-News, June 5, 2017
- Shawn Donnan, “Trump’s wealthy cabinet choices hark back to the Gilded Age,” Financial Times, Weekend Edition, December 2, 2016
- Jack Torry, “Trump reaches back to 1930s to revive America First,” Columbus Dispatch and Dayton Daily News, May 1, 2016
- Mattia Ferraresi, “La fortezza America di Trump per sconfiggere il ‘casino totale’ di Bruxelles” (“Fortress America of Trump to defeat the ‘total mess’ in Brussels”), Il Folgio (Italy), March 25, 2016.
- John Power,”Millions spent, but what has Track II with North Korea achieved?,” NK News, October 29, 2015.
- Dylan Baddour, “Jade Helm Exercise Comes to an End,” Houston Chronicle, September 15, 2015.
- Gardner Selby, “Ted Cruz says it’s always been that babies born to U.S. citizens abroad are citizens from birth,” PolitiFact Texas, Austin American-Statesman, September 4, 2015.
- Abigail Erickson, “Town Hall discusses war, state of U.S.,” The Daily Barometer, February 17, 2015.
- Dave DeLuca, “War Is Still a Thing,” Corvallis Advocate, February 12, 2015.
- “Town hall on war to air on ‘Think Out Loud,'” Corvallis Gazzette-Times, February 11, 2015.
- Part of the 100th Anniversary of WWI project with Oxford UP, releasing enhanced aspects of the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, along with an array of freely accessible content including quotations, timelines, quick reference entries, and more, as well as “Nichols: Meet the Experts” brief video at Oxford UP WWI Anniversary website (November 2014)
- Lee Sherman, “Private Eyes,” Terra Magazine, cover story, Spring 2014
- American Historical Association Profile, “AHA Member Spotlight: Christopher McKnight Nichols,” November 27, 2013
- Samantha Raphelson, “Wayne S. Cole, 90, dies; scholar of America’s pre-WWII isolationist movement,” Washington Post, October 10, 2013
- Howard LaFranchi, “America’s New Isolationism,” Christian Science Monitor, cover story, September 30, 2013
- Lauren Fox, “The War Powers Act is Pretty Unclear About Whether Congress Gets a Vote On Syria,” U.S. News and World Report, August 30, 2013
- Interview with OSU College of Liberal Arts, “Fitting In“ (March/April 2013)
- Gabriella Morrongiello, “Don’t know much about history,” The Daily Barometer, November 1, 2012
- Michael A. Cohen, “The World According to Ron Paul,” Foreign Policy, December 23, 2011
- Ben Smith, “Mitt Romney’s Afghanistan remark stuns GOP pals,” Politico, June 14, 2011
- Jeffrey Weiss, “America the Secular? Not So Fast…,” AOL Politics Daily, October 2, 2009
Selected representative press releases and public quotes:
- “Foreign policy conference to feature Corvallis lecture, Portland panel discussion,” Press release and quotes, May 6, 2016
- “OSU History Professor Elected to Council on Foreign Relations,” Oregon Stater, Fall 2015
- “OSU Prof Named to Council on Foreign Relations,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, July 18, 2015
- “OSU History Professor Elected to Council on Foreign Relations,” Press release and quotes, July 17, 2015
- “‘Philosophy Talk’ to visit Oregon State April 2, 2014,” Press release and quotes, March 24, 2014
- “Most Americans want government to stay out of international affairs,” Press release and quotes, July 2, 2013
- “OSU Conference on the U.S. and the World-May 7, 2013,” Press release and quotes, April 25, 2013
- “On the War Powers Act and U.S. Forces in Libya,” Press release and quotes, June 16, 2011
- “On America’s Options in Libya,” Press release and quotes, May 2011
- “Isolationist Sentiment in the U.S.,” Press release and quotes, December 8, 2009
On Rethinking Grand Strategy Conference and Book Project:
- “On Grand Strategy,” Terra Magazine, Fall 2016
- Nick Houtman, interview with Christopher McKnight Nichols, “Grand Strategy, Global Purpose,” Terra Magazine blog, June 13, 2016
- Paul Richard Huard, “Principled Pragmatism: Fredrik Logevall on Obama’s Legacy,” The National Interest, May 23, 2016
- Elizabeth M. Nielsen, “Historians meet to consider ways to rethink grand strategy,” History News Network, week of May 16, 2016
- Gaby Mudd, “OSU Welcomes Scholars and Encourage Discussion,” Daily Barometer, May 16, 2016
- Bennett Hall, “Historian’s lecture opens foreign policy conference,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, May 12, 2016
- “Foreign policy conference to feature Corvallis lecture, Portland panel discussion,” Press release and quotes, May 6, 2016
On the Ta-Nehisi Coates Campus Visit:
- “Author Ta-Nehisi Coates draws huge crowd to campus,” Life@OSU, Theresa Hogue, February 3, 2017
- “Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks about race in front of packed crowd at OSU,” Nathan Buttrell, Corvallis Gazette-Times, February 3, 2017
On Citizenship & Crisis Initiative Programming:
- “Citizenship on the Line” — Citizenship and Crisis Initiative featured as a signature research and outreach area of excellence in Leading Indicators, the 2015 Annual Research Report of Oregon State University (Fall 2015)
- Bennett Hall, “OSU panelists back Iran nuclear deal,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, November 6, 2015
- Marcus Trinidad, “Discussing the Iran nuclear deal,” Daily Barometer, November 5, 2015
- Marcus Trinidad, “OSU discussion panel considers effects of prison overflow,” Daily Barometer, October 30, 2015
- Matt McConnell, “The Iran Nuclear Accord: Dangerous deal or step toward truce?” Terra Magazine, October 20, 2015
- James Day, “Tracing the WWI Roots of the Civil Rights Movement,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, May 7, 2015
- Dave DeLuca, “WWI: 100 Years Later,” Corvallis Advocate, story and interview, November 26, 2014
- Tamara Caulkins and Matt McConnell, “WWI Panel Convened at OSU Special Collections,” History of Science Blog, November 5, 2014
Selected other recent press coverage:
- Bailey Hill, “OSU Prepares for Emergencies,” Orange Media Network, September 4, 2017
- “Award Winning Faculty,” OSU School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, OSU College of Liberal Arts, May-June, 2017
- “Nichols named distinguished lecturer,” Life@OSU, April 19, 2017.
- “OSU Humanities Center has new director,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, February 27, 2017
- Michelle Klampe, “Nichols Named Director of OSU’s Center for the Humanities,” Life@OSU, January 19, 2017
- Gabrielle Mudd, “OSU Professor Awarded Andrew Carnegie Fellowship,” Daily Barometer, full front page profile, April 28, 2016
- “2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Named,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 22, 2016
- “OSU history professor named Carnegie fellow,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 22, 2016
- “OSU history professor awarded prestigious Carnegie fellowship,” Oregon State University Press Release, April 19, 2016
- “Announcing the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows,” Celeste Ford, Carnegie Corporation Press Release, April 19, 2016
- “History Professor Wins Outstanding Professor Award,” The Daily Barometer, June 4, 2014
- Bennett Hall, “‘Philosophy Talk’ Debates Privacy at OSU,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, April 3, 2014, and “‘Philosophy Talk’ tackles surveillance in OSU visit,” Corvallis Gazette-Times, March 27, 2014
- Kaitlyn Kohlenberg, “Debating Surveillance, Privacy in a Modern World,” Daily Barometer, April 3, 2014
Selected recent local interviews and press coverage:
- Chris Correll, “OSU Weighs in on ‘The Interview’,” Daily Barometer, January 6, 2015
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