Credentials

Jonathan Soffer is Associate Professor of History at NYU Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York Presented to the Boston University History Department Seminar, January 27, 2010.

Machiavelli In America Invited lecture, Drew University, February 25, 2009.

Interviewed for Sewell Chan, Third Time No Charm, Historians Say on Ed Koch’s third term as mayor, New York Times, October 1, 2008, .

Scheming for Freedom, Fun, Profit, Justice or Empire: American Machiavellianism in the Progressive Era Invited Lecture, History Seminar, University of Delhi, India, January 16, 2008.

Neoliberalism and Racial Conflict in the ‘Heart of Harlem’: The Koch Administration and the Hospital Closing Controversy 1979-1980. Invited Lecture, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Working Group in African-American History and the Health and Social Sciences (AAHHSS) Columbia University, October 30, 2007.

New York and the Global Economy in the Age of Ed Koch Estelle Feinstein Lecture, Invited Lecture, University of Connecticut, Stamford, April 4, 2007.

Ed Koch, the UN, and Municipal Foreign Policy, Global Village Conference, New York Institute of Technology, March 9, 2007.

Ed Koch and the Idea of a Municipal Foreign Policy Invited Lecture, Columbia University City Seminar, New York City, November 6, 2006.

Ed Koch and New York’s Municipal Foreign Policy Invited Lecture, European Urban History Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1, 2006.

New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Limits of Neoliberalism Invited Lecture, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, March 24, 2006.

Urban History and the New Political History Roundtable I organized at the American Historical Association, January 2006 Chair: Craig Wilder, Dartmouth College, Commentator: Kevin Kruse, Princeton University. Papers included my own Ed Koch and New York’s Municipal Foreign Policy and contributions by Guion McKee, University of Virginia, Anne Kornhauser, Princeton University, Alyosha Goldstein, University of New Mexico, and Lindsay Silver, Brandeis University. January 5, 2006.

Chair, Chinese Historians in the United States Session 1 Prelude to Change? Relationships between China, the United States, and Japan in the 1960s Panel, American Historical Association, January 6, 2006.

Participatory Democracy: The Village Independent Democrats and the Deweyan Tradition Presented as the inaugural paper at the Gotham Center for New York City History Seminar on New York City History, September 24, 2003.

The New York City Fiscal Crisis and the Mayoral Election of 1977 Conference on New York City History, Gotham Center for New York City History CUNY Graduate Center, October 7, 2001.

The Web World of History: Quick and Dirty Internet Applications for the History Classroom Knowledge Workers Educational Alliance Conference, New York City, April 27, 2001.

Participatory Democracy: The Village Independent Democrats and the Deweyian Tradition presented at the Liberalism Under Fire Conference, Columbia University, April 6, 2001.

The Great Goldwater Purge and the Racial Polarization of the American Party System Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference, Helsinki, Finland, September 2000.

Matthew Ridgway as a Great Commander Invited Lecture. Great Commanders Conference, sponsored by the Naval Institute and the McCormick Foundation, Cantigny, Illinois, March 8-9, 2000.

The Race Politics of Robert A. Taft, Barry M. Goldwater and the Quest for a Conservative Majority, Presented to the Deutsche Gessellschaft für Amerikanstudien, Cologne, May 26,1999.

A Republican Dilemma: Robert A. Taft, Barry Goldwater and the Quest for a Conservative Majority presented to the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., January 9, 1999.

The Militarization of American Conservatism Los Alamos National Laboratories’ Cold War Conference, Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 9, 1998.

The Meaning of Military Keynesianism Public Policy Forum, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. April 17, 1997.

The Moral Economy of Military Keynesianism American Historical Association, 1997 Annual Meeting, New York, January 5, 1997.

Oral History Practices and Procedures Oral History Conference sponsored by The History Foundation , Istanbul, March 16, 1996.

International Military Forces and the Cold War Bosphorus University, Istanbul, March 14, 1996.

America 1975-85: A Historian's Perspective. Lecture to the Turkish-American Studies Association sponsored by USIS, Antalya, Turkey, November 2, 1996.

All for One or All for All?: The UN Military Staff Committee Negotiations, 1942-49 The American History Seminar, The Johns Hopkins University, February 28, 1994.

General Matthew B. Ridgway and Cold War Ideology. MacArthur Seminar on Peace and International Security, Columbia Univ., April 8. 1992.

'It Was All Bob Wagner As Far As I Can Remember': The Politics of Memory and the Memory of Politics. Oral History Association Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, September 21, 1991.

Ike's Butter and Ridgway's Guns: The Ideology of New Look Defense Policy and Its Critics. Ike's America Conference, University of Kansas, October 5, 1990.

Oral History: A Practical Workshop. Long Island Archivists Conference, April 10, 1992.

Oral History and Family History. Huntington, N.Y. Historical Society, September 26, 1990.

The First Amendment in History. New York Public Library Bicentennial Series on the Constitution, 1989.