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Stoler to Present Griffith Lecture at W&L

Mark Stoler, editor of the George C. Marshall Papers, will present the Robert S. Griffith ’52 Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of the Leyburn Library.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled “George C. Marshall and the Creation of Israel: The Partition and Recognition of Controversies, 1947-48.”

Stoler, who is serving as the Griffith Visiting Scholar at Washington and Lee, is professor emeritus of history at the University of Vermont.

Stoler’s areas of expertise include U.S. diplomatic and military history and World War II. He is the author of the 1989 volume, “George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century.” He has also written about a number of other topics related to World War II, as well as U.S. foreign policy.

The winner of several major teaching awards at the University of Vermont, Stoler is former president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and a former trustee of the Society for Military History.

He earned his B.A. at the City College of New York and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison He joined the faculty at Vermont in 1970 and became professor emeritus in 2007.

The Robert S. Griffith Jr. ’52 Visiting Scholar Fund, established in 2006 by Mrs. Helen C. Griffith in memory of her husband, sponsors distinguished visiting teachers and speakers in the areas of history, current events, politics or business. This fund provides assistance for the visiting scholar to be on campus for an extended stay in order to benefit students, faculty and the community through extensive interactions and teaching.