Bob Buzzanco is co-host of the Green and Red Podcast, a professor of history at the University of Houston, and has been a visiting professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He specializes in, writes about and talks on the Vietnam War era, military-civilian relations, foreign policy, radical social movements, political economy, anti-imperialism, and other topics in U.S. history.He’s been a guest speaker at campuses and political conferences in America and abroad, and has had extensive media experience, with interviews and analysis on major television and radio outlets in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere, newspapers and periodicals, and on social media sites. Buzzanco, along with co-host Scott Parkin, also organized the Houston Global Awareness Collective, and was deeply involved in anti-globalization and anti-war work in Houston, Texas in the early 2000s.Buzzanco was the recipient of the Stuart L. Bernath Book and Lecture Prizes, given by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, for his book Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era and as best emerging scholar, and a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston. He’s also the author of Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life, American Power, American People, and co-editor, with Marilyn Young, of Blackwell Companion to the Vietnam War.Buzzanco took his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University after receiving B.A. degrees in history and philosophy at Ohio Wesleyan University. He blogs at http://afflictthecomfortable.org and you can view his curriculum vitae here, CV Nov 2020You can contact Professor Buzzanco at email@example.com, on twitter @bobbuzzanco, or through this website.His areas of expertise include:
- U.S. Foreign Policy and International Relations
- Wars and Civil-Military Relations
- The Vietnam War and the 1960s
- Creation and Growth of American Liberalism
- American Power and Empire
- Protests, Rebellions, and Class Struggle in U.S. History
- Economic History and Political Economy
- The Cold War
- Left History and Politics
Described in a 2010 Nation profile article as “a straight-talking, get-things-done kind of guy, more at ease toiling behind the scenes in environmental struggles than serving as a personification of them,” Scott Parkin is a trainer, coordinator and organizer in social justice and environmental movements. He has worked with anti-corporate global justice, anti-war, labor, environmental and climate movements in North America, Europe and Australia.
In 2005, the Australian government detained and forcibly removed him as a “direct or indirect threat to Australian national security” after giving a series of trainings on non-violent civil disobedience and strategy.
Currently, he is the Organizing Director at Rainforest Action Network and is a core member of both Rising Tide North America’s organizing collective, and the San Fransisco Bay Area chapter Mt. Diablo Rising Tide. In his time at RAN, he has led campaigns against Wall Street banks, mountaintop removal coal mining and the Keystone XL pipeline.
He has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Company), Democracy Now, Inside Climate News, Vice and The Nation. His writings have been published in the Earth First! Journal, Znet, Counterpunch, Clamor, the Photojournalist, Earth Island Journal, Alternet, Truthout and Common Dreams. He speaks regularly on environmental and climate politics, social movements, street organizing and the history of non-violent direct action.
Areas of Expertise: Environmental and climate politics, social movements, street organizing, left history and politics, non-violent direct action.
Professor Clinton Fernandes is a former Australian Army officer who served in the Australian Intelligence Corps. At the University of New South Wales, Australia, he has published on the relationship between science, diplomacy and international law, intelligence operations in foreign policy, the political and regulatory implications of new technology and Australia’s external relations more generally. He is the author of several publications including Island off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of Statecraft in Australian Foreign Policy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018). His research focuses on emerging technologies ranging from hypersonic missiles to electromagnetic pulse weapons, directed-energy weapons, human performance enhancement, bioengineering, nanotechnologies, and advanced materials and manufacturing methods.