Peter Coogan

Peter Coogan

Professor Coogan teaches American foreign relations, the history of international relations, revolution and war in Vietnam, and modern American political history. His seminars have included the Cold War, America’s rise to power, and the history of the nuclear arms race. He has published articles on British and American national security policy in the 20th century; his current work concerns geopolitics and the intellectual origins of containment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geopolitics
  • Intellectual Origins of Containment

Courses Taught

  • American Foreign Relations
  • History of International Relations
  • Revolution and War in Vietnam
  • Modern American Political History


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Duke University