Let’s talk about how the rest of the world sees and experiences America and American culture. Is it purposeful that America packages itself – its culture, music, fashion – to influence the rest of the world to “buy” the American influence? After America came into its own in the 20th century, the notion of the USA forcing itself into other countries, particularly in commerce and culture, became more prevalent. The global pushback over the last three decades make it an ideal time to convene conversations about our national identity and how it affects our day-to-day lives.
Associate Professor of History at The College of New Jersey
Christopher Fisher, associate professor of history at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, earned a BA from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. in history, with a focus on US diplomacy, from Rutgers University in 2001. His areas of expertise are the US in the twentieth century, cold war culture and diplomacy, US in the World, American empire and imperialism, African-American history, and Racism and Race Relations in the US.