Transatlantic Relations: What Can We Learn from History?
History of the Present Series and Patrick McCarthy Memorial Series on Intellectuals and Politics
hosted by Professor
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherland
The event will be held in hybrid mode. SAIS Europe students, faculty, and staff are allowed to attend in person in the Penthouse. External guests are welcome to participate by registering for the online webinar using the link below.
Alessandra Bitumi is Assistant Professor of Political History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Bitumi holds a PhD in Modern European History from the University of Pavia (Italy). She has been a Fulbright scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC; visiting scholar at NYU; post-doctoral fellow at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3 and teaching fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Bitumi has also taught at various international institutions including the University of Bologna, Dickinson College, The American University of Paris and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
Her research focuses on modern European history and transatlantic relations and recent publications include: "An Uplifting Tale of Europe: Jacques Delors and the Contradictory Quest for a European Social Model in the Age of Reagan", Journal of Transatlantic Studies
(2018) and "Building Bridges across the Atlantic: the European Union Visitors Program: A case study for Public Diplomacy and the Transatlantic Relationship in the Seventies", International History Review
(2013). Bitumi is currently writing her second monograph, entitled Atlantica: Relazioni Euro-americane, 1945-2020
(Atlantica: Euro-American Relations, 1945-2020), which examines the evolution of post-1945 transatlantic relations.