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dr. R. (Ruud) van Dijk PhD

Nieuwste geschiedenis
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: C 1.10
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profiel

    History of International Relations: Teaching

    I teach courses in the history of recent international relations, but also in German history and American Studies (in Dutch and English). I am also the coordinator of the BA and MA programs in the History of International Relations.
    MA seminars:
    Colloquium Geschiedenis van de Internationale Betrekkingen
    Koude Oorlog Crises (Cold War Crises)
    From Quasi War to the War on Terror: U.S. Domestic Responses to Foreign Policy Crises ("American Scares")
    From Colony to Superpower: United States Foreign Relations since 1776
    BA seminars:
    Duitsland tussen Oost en West, 1923-1953 (Germany between East and West)
    De Vroege Koude Oorlog, 1945-1953 (The Early Cold War)
    Lecture courses:
    The Global Cold War and the Making of Our Times
    Geschiedenis van de Internationale Betrekkingen (History of International Relations)
     

    History of International Relations: Research

    My research has focused on the role of Germany in the Cold War, for example the East-West struggle over Germany's future between 1945 and 1953/5.
    Another project isthe launch of Ostpolitik (1969-1970)as seenfrom the Nixon White House.
    Together with four colleagues and MTM Publishing in New York, I have published the Encyclopedia of the Cold War (Routledge, 2008).
    My most recent publications concern Konrad Adenauer's impact on the Federal Republic of Germany.
    My current research is on the Dutch role in NATO's 1979 Dual-Track decision on Theater Nuclear Forces (the "Euromissiles" crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s).

    Having something to say

    http://ruudvandijk.blogspot.com/
    http://gibuva.blogspot.com/

  • Publications

    2018

    • van Dijk, R., Kruizinga, S., Kuitenbrouwer, V., & van der Maar, R. (2018). Conclusions and outlook: Small states on the global scene. In R. van Dijk, S. Kruizinga, V. Kuitenbrouwer, & R. van der Maar (Eds.), Shaping the International Relations of the Netherlands, 1815-2000: A small country on the global scene (pp. 240-244). (Routledge Studies in Modern European History; Vol. 55). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315228440 [details]
    • van Dijk, R., Kruizinga, S., Kuitenbrouwer, V., & van der Maar, R. (2018). Introduction: A small state on the global scene. In R. van Dijk, S. Kruizinga, V. Kuitenbrouwer, & R. van der Maar (Eds.), Shaping the International Relations of the Netherlands, 1815-2000: A small country on the global scene (pp. 1-12). (Routledge Studies in Modern European History; Vol. 55). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315228440 [details]

    2014

    • van Dijk, R. (2014). Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War. In A. M. Kalinovsky, & C. Daigle (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War (pp. 275-291). New York: Routledge.

    2012

    • van Dijk, R. (2012). 'A mass psychosis': the Netherlands and NATO’s dual-track decision, 1978-1979. Cold War History, 12(3), 381-405. https://doi.org/10.1080/14682745.2011.621750 [details]
    • van Dijk, R. (2012). The end of a special relationship: why there was no 'Obama effect' in Dutch Afghanistan policy, 2009-2010. European Policy, 50, 185-200. [details]

    2018

    • van Dijk, R., Kruizinga, S., Kuitenbrouwer, V., & van der Maar, R. (Eds.) (2018). Shaping the International Relations of the Netherlands, 1815-2000: A small country on the global scene. (Routledge Studies in Modern European History; Vol. 55). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315228440 [details]

    2017

    • van Dijk, R. (2017). [Bespreking van: J. Pekelder, R. Raben, M. Segers (2015) De wereld volgens Nederland : Nederlandse buitenlandse politiek in historisch perspectief]. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 130(2). https://doi.org/10.5117/TVGESCH2017.2.RECE

    2013

    • Sherman, D. J., van Dijk, R., Alinder, J., & Aneesh, A. (2013). The long 1968: revisions and new perspectives. (21st century studies). Bloomington: Indiana University Press. [details]

    2009

    • van Dijk, R. (2009). De actualiteit van: Konrad Adenauer (Keulen 1876-Rhöndorf bei Bonn 1967): Adenauer en Europa: heroriëntatie, verzoening, en containment. Christen democratische verkenningen, 2009(herfst), 132-136. [details]
    • van Dijk, R. (2009). Konrad Adenauer: West-Duitser. In F. Boterman, & W. Melching (Eds.), Het wonder Bondsrepubliek in 20 portretten (pp. 16-31, 314-315). [Amsterdam]: Nieuw Amsterdam. [details]

    2008

    • van Dijk, R. (2008). Encyclopedia of the Cold War. New York [etc.]: Routledge. [details]
    • van Dijk, R. (2008). The German question in the early Cold War: is there anything left to discuss? Forschungsberichte aus dem Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam Universiteit van Amsterdam, 4, 115-126. [details]

    2016

    • van Dijk, R. (2016). Governance and the quest for security. (The Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present ; Vol. 9). Philadelphia, PA: National Highlights Inc. [details]
    • van Dijk, R. (2016). Review of Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri, eds., “Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015). Atlantisch Perspektief, 2016(februari).
    • van Dijk, R. (2016). ’Taking the Dutch to the Next Level’: De jaren 2003-2010 volgens Wikileaks. In D. Hellema, & G. Scott-Smith (Eds.), De Amerikaanse ambassade in Den Haag: een blik achter de schermen van de Amerikaans-Nederlandse betrekkingen (pp. 179-193). [Amsterdam]: Boom. [details]

    2015

    • van Dijk, R. (2015). De crisis van de liberaal-democratische internationale orde. Liberaal Reveil, 56(1), 6-10.
    • van Dijk, R. (2015). Globalisering, Global Governance, Leiderschap en Wereldburgerschap. Liberaal Reveil, 56(4), 203-208.

    2013

    2012

    • van Dijk, R. (2012). Een diplomatieke geschiedenis [Bespreking van: K. van der Wijngaart (2011) Bondgenootschap onder spanning: Nederlands-Amerikaanse betrekkingen, 1969-1976]. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 125(2), 296-298. [details]
    • van Dijk, R. (2012). [Review of: M. Dennis, N. LaPorte (2011) State and minorities in communist East Germany]. Journal of Cold War Studies, 14(4), 244-246. [details]

    2011

    2009

    • van Dijk, R. (2009). [Review of: P. Ruggenthaler (2007) Stalins großer Bluff: die Geschichte der Stalin-Note in Dokumenten der sowjetischen Führung]. Contemporary Austrian Studies, 17, 345-350. [details]

    2008

    Journal editor

    • van Dijk, R. (reviewer) (2016-2017). Recasting the History of Dutch Foreign Relations, 1814-2000 (organisation Ruud van Dijk, Samuël Kruizinga, Vincent Kuitenbrouwer & Rimko van der Maar), University of Amsterdam (Event).
    • van Dijk, R. (reviewer) (2016-2017). Wiley-Blackwell (Publisher).
    • van Dijk, R. (reviewer) (2015-2016). Mason Crest Publishers (Publisher).

    Talk / presentation

    • van Dijk, R. (speaker) (20-10-2016). “Foreign Relations in U.S. Presidential Elections since 1916”, Stichting Jason.
    • van Dijk, R. (speaker) (13-5-2016). Presentation at the seminar “United States Grand Strategy in a Populist Age.” University of Amsterdam Department of Political Science, May 13, 2016..
    • van Dijk, R. (speaker) (10-5-2016). Graduiertenkolleg, “Conflict and Cooperation in Europe.”, ., Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam.
    • van Dijk, R. (speaker) (9-3-2016). “Een ander soort number one: Amerika en de wereld onder Obama.”, Atlantische Commissie.

    Others

    • van Dijk, R. (participant) (18-11-2017). U Night, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Six ten-minute expert conversations on nuclear weapons with members of the public, “U Night,” University of Amsterdam, Saturday night, November 18, (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Dijk, R. (participant) (26-8-2017). Historicidagen 2017, Utrecht, Netherlands. Presentation, “De onvermijdelijkeheid van geschiedenis” (The inevitability of history). Panel on history and foreign policy, Historicidagen, Utrecht (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Dijk, R. (participant) (21-6-2017). Seminar Grand Strategy and Populism II, University of Amsterdam Department of Political Science. Presentation, “The Great Force of (Transatlantic) History Comes From The Fact That We Carry It Within Us.” (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Dijk, R. (participant) (7-4-2017). Western tourism in Eastern Europe. Chair, panel “Western Tourism in Eastern Europe.” Conference Crossing the Iron Curtain: Tourism and Travelling in the Cold War, University of (…) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van der Maar, R. (participant), van Dijk, R. (participant), van der Zwan, B. (participant) & Scott-Smith, G. (participant) (1-2-2017). Werkgroep Historie en Internationale Politiek. Initiator of a new Working Group: Werkgroep Historie en Internationale Politiek (WHIP). Our group brings together historians, diplomats, and civil (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Dijk, R. (participant) (2017 - 2022). Werkgroep Historie en Internationale Politiek, Den Haag, Netherlands. A collaboration with the Dutch foreign ministry, WHIP aims to bring together students and practitioners of Dutch foreign relations (including (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Dijk, R. (organiser) (2016). Recasting the History of Dutch Foreign Relations, 1814-2000 (organisation Ruud van Dijk, Samuël Kruizinga, Vincent Kuitenbrouwer & Rimko van der Maar), University of Amsterdam. Co-organizer, symposium "Recasting Dutch Foreign Relations." University of Amsterdam, March 17, 2016. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • van Dijk, R. (visiting researcher) (4-2014 - 7-2014). Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. (visiting an external institution).

    2015

    • van Dijk, R. (2015). "Prelude to the Euromissile Crisis: The Neutron Bomb Crisis, the Netherlands, and the 'Defeat of the Strangeloves'," Nuclear Proliferation International History Project Working Paper, August 3, 2015.
    • van Dijk, R. (2015). “The Interchurch Peace Council and the Nuclear Arms Race,” Nuclear Proliferation International History Project e-Dossier, September 14, 2015. With Joppe Schaaper. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/the-IKV-and-the-nuclear-arms-race.
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