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Elizabeth Borgwardt

Name  Elizabeth Borgwardt
Role  Historian
Books  A new deal for the world

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Education  Harvard Law School, Stanford University

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Elizabeth Kopelman Borgwardt (born 1965) is an American historian, and lawyer.


She graduated from Cambridge University with a BA and M.Phil., from Harvard Law School, with a J.D., and from Stanford University with a Ph.D. She worked as a mediator and arbitrator, and was a senior fellow at the Center for Conflict and Negotiation at Stanford University. On June 26, 1993, she married Kurt Borgwardt. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

Fellowships, Prizes, and Awards

  • Spring 2012 University of Chicago, Richard and Ann Pozen Professor of Human Rights (Visiting)
  • 2010 Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
  • 2010 James E. McCleod Faculty Appreciation Award, Washington University in Saint Louis
  • November 2010 Distinguished Graduate Award, Noble & Greenough School
  • 2009 Stuart L. Bernath Lecture Prize, Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • 2009 Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Heidelberg, Center for American Studies
  • 2008 Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Outstanding Book Award
  • Spring 2008, Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, University of Heidelberg, Center for American Studies
  • 2006 Murle Curti Book Award, the Organization of American Historians
  • 2006 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize (co-winner), the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • 2006 Best Book Award, Any Historical Topic, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • 2006 Merle Curti Award
  • 2006 Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Book Award Finalist
  • 2006 Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, Honorable Mention, for A New Deal for the World
  • 2006 Nominee, Pulitzer Prize in History, for A New Deal for the World
  • 2004-2012 Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians
  • 2003-2004 Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law & Society, University of California at Berkeley
  • 2004 Elizabeth Spilman Rosenfield Dissertation Prize, Stanford University Department of History
  • 2001-2002 Samuel Golieb Fellow in Legal History, New York University School of Law
  • 1999 Stuart L. Bernath Dissertation Research Grant
  • 1998 Littleton-Griswold Dissertation Research Award for Legal History, American Historical Association
  • 1998 Ford Foundation "Human Rights" Fellow
  • Works

  • A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights. Harvard University Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-674-01874-7. 
  • Andrea Kupfer Schneider, Brian Ganson, Elizabeth Borgwardt (1997-01-01). Coping with International Conflict: A Systematic Approach to Influence in International Negotiation. Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-591637-7. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  • Elizabeth Kopelman, Roger Fisher and Andrea Kupfer Schneider (1994). Beyond Machiavelli: Tools for Coping with Conflict. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-14-024522-6. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  • Reviews

    The United States' vision of a proper world order after World War II was a distinctive blend of realism and liberalism, pragmatism and idealism. This book by a young historian provides a rich and original account of the architects of the postwar global system and their ideas. Borgwardt argues that Franklin Roosevelt's planners brought to their task notions of security, justice, and governance forged within the United States during the New Deal and, in doing so, launched the human rights revolution that has reshaped today's world.

    Borgwardt’s interpretation thus rests on a conventional reading of the intentions and accomplishments of the New Deal and on a more original interpretation of the intentions and accomplishments of American foreign policy during and immediately after World War II. By her lights, the New Deal was an effort by liberals led by FDR not only to save capitalism from itself and to provide Americans with relief from the devastating economic crisis of the Great Depression but also, and above all, to put into place a set of government regulatory institutions that would provide for long-term social and economic security.


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