Thomas A. Breslin
Professor and Interim Dean of Libraries
Areas of Expertise
U.S. Diplomatic History; History of China’s Foreign Relations; U.S.—China Relations Ethnicity and Religion in Foreign Affairs
B.A., Fordham University, History, 1968
M.A., University of Virginia, History, 1969
Ph.D., University of Virginia, History, 1972
Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 428
Tel: 305-348-2304 | Breslint@fiu.edu
I expect students to work hard at their studies, attend class faithfully, and ask questions, preferably questions of their own formulation. I work hard to share what I know with them and to make their FIU degree worth more each year. Having just finished a path-breaking book on the history of American foreign relations, I will next investigate the centrifugal forces that have affected China since 1945. I have also begun a study of America’s disobedient diplomats. As the Chairperson of the FIU Faculty Senate, I also serve as a University Trustee.
The Praeger Series on American Political Culture has just published Prof. Thomas A. Breslin's The Great Anglo-Celtic Divide in the History of American Foreign Relations. This book examines the key foreign policies of American presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush and shows how their most important foreign policy decisions have tended to follow an ethnic pattern. The book is available in hard cover and electronic formats.