Anglo-American Studies Program: Promoting US-UK Scholarship

About the Program

The underlying purpose of the Anglo-American Studies Program is to widen and deepen campus interest and knowledge of British affairs and their implications for the United States. The program supports faculty and graduate student research, conducts scholarly conferences, and features an annual R. Kirk Underhill lecture at UC Berkeley by a leading figure from political or scholarly circles in the United Kingdom. In addition, the program offers the R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship

The AASP is funded by a generous gift made in December 2012 from the Anglo-California Foundation in memory of Robert Kirk Underhill.

Scholars Examine US-UK Relationship

The Anglo-American Studies Program hosted its inaugural conference focusing on the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom on February 13, 2014. Each of the three panels examined the special relationship through a different lens: foreign policy, domestic policy, and racial politics. Panelists throughout the day asked how the special relationship had evolved historically to its present day status. See the news article for more details about the presentations. 

Underhill Graduate Fellowship

Tehila SassonThe R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship provides $30,000 to a UC Berkeley graduate student who has advanced to candidacy and whose research focuses on Anglo-American affairs. Meet the 2014 recipient, Tehila Sasson, a UC Berkeley History Ph.D. student.

2014-2015 Events
  • The Uses of History in Grand Strategy and Statecraft: Insights from Five Historical Strategists in the Anglo-American Traditions. Friday, September 5, 2014. 223 Moses Hall. 12-1:30 p.m. Please check the event page for more information.
  • The Scottish Independence Referendum and the Future of the Multiethnic Nation State. September 26, 2014 - 1:30pm to 6:00pm. UC Berkeley. IGS Library, 109 Moses Hall. Please check the event page for more information.
  • Inaugural Kirk Underhill Lecture. May 7, 2015 - 4:00pm. Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall. UC Berkeley. Please check the event page for more information.

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