Stephen G. Rabe

Stephen Rabe

Ashbel Smith Professor of History (Emeritus) | 503-779-7971

ACADEMIC AREAS: U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations with Latin America, The United States since 1945, The American Experience in Vietnam & Iraq

Past Courses

HC 444H/431H: The Long Decade: The 1960s, from Elvis to The Last Waltz

Academic Background

  • PhD: History, University of Connecticut, 1977
  • MA: History, University of Connecticut, 1972
  • BA: History, Hamilton College, 1970

Professor of history Stephen Rabe held the Ashbel Smith Chair in History at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he taught for forty years. He won three awards for distinguished teaching. He has written or edited eleven books, including John F. Kennedy: World Leader (2010) and The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America, 2nd ed. ( 2016). His Eisenhower and Latin America: The Foreign Policy of Anticommunism (1988) won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His new project, Kissinger and Latin America, will be published by Cornell University Press.

Rabe has taught or lectured in twenty countries, conducting seminars on modern U.S. history in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador. He has also served as the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College, Dublin in Ireland and the Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland.