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OUR Alumni

Ryan Irwin

Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Institution: University at Albany-SUNY

Year: 2023

Ryan Irwin is an associate professor of history at the University at Albany-SUNY, where he teaches classes about the United States and the World. His first book was Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order, and his current book, “Vast External Realm: America and the Making of the Liberal World Order,” reintroduces Felix Frankfurter as an architect of the Free World, using law to reconsider the logic of U.S. power during the twentieth century. In the autumn he’ll be working on this manuscript and writing an article about U.S. and the World history. Irwin has won teaching awards from the Provost of the SUNY system and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, as well as a Meritorious Service Award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the Stuart L. Bernath prize for the best article in U.S. foreign relations history. He serves as the Director of the UAlbany’s Institute for History and Public Engagement.

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