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Brian D'Haeseleer

  Dr. Brian D'Haeseleer
 Assistant Professor of History

  Contact information
  Office 327 in the Lyon Business and Economics Building 
  (870) 307-7210 | brian.dhaeseleer@lyon.edu


I specialize in modern US foreign policy with an emphasis on US-Latin American relations. My research has analyzed how Washington has prevented and responded to challenges to its hegemony in Central America, especially through its security and development policies. At Lyon  I teach a broad range of US history classes, including surveys and upper level courses reflecting my research interests.

I have published scholarly articles in Diplomacy and Statecraft, International History Review,and the Journal of Cold War History. My op-Eds have appeared in newspapers such as the Miami HeraldArkansas-Democrat GazetteTallahassee Democrat, as well as the History News Network. The University Press of Kansas published my first book, The Salvadoran Crucible: The Failure of US Counterinsurgency in El Salvador, 1979-1992 in December 2017. Currently, I am working on a study of U.S.-Panamanian relations, ca. 1964-1989. 

Courses offered at Lyon:

US I and II
Western Civilization I and II
The Vietnam War
United States and Latin America
Historical Methods
United States and the World I and II