The new Thompson Professor of Modern World History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and prize-winning author and teacher, Thomas Borstelmann spent 12 years in the History Department at Cornell University. His most recent books include 'The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena' and 'Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States.'
A cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues began in 1988 as part of a mission to promote better understanding of world events and issues by Nebraskans. The Forum seeks out forceful speakers who are committed to the issues they address, seeking balance over the range of its programs rather than in each presentation. The Forum does not endorse the views of the individual speakers nor limit their freedom to express their points of view.