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Paul Gordon Lauren

Regents Professor Emeritus of History

Phone: (406) 243-4086


Paul Gordon Lauren is the first person to be named as a Regents Professor at The University of Montana.  He is an internationally-recognized teacher and scholar on diplomacy, international relations, and human rights.  He has published many articles, chapters, and eleven books, all or portions of which have been translated into seven different languages, including the widely-read Force and Statecraft, the highly-acclaimed The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and the award-winning Power and Prejudice: The Politics and Diplomacy of Racial Discrimination.  Professor Lauren has received the Distinguished Scholar Award, Outstanding Advisor to Students Award, the Most Inspirational Teacher Award, the Robert Pantzer Award, and the Award for Distinguished Service to International Education at The University of Montana as well as the CASE Professor of the Year Award and the Governor’s Humanities Award.  He served as the founding director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center and as the Mansfield Professor of Ethics and Public Affairs.  In addition, he has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar, a Senior Fulbright Specialist, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a Peace Fellow, a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellow, and a Distinguished Lecturer for the U.S. Department of State.  Professor Lauren has presented many lectures throughout the United States and around the world to a wide variety of audiences, including students and professors, the general public, activists, analysts, attorneys and judges, professional diplomats, legislators, and policy makers.  He also has delivered invited addresses before the Smithsonian Institution, the Nobel Peace Institute, and the United Nations.

Fields of Study

Modern International History; Diplomacy and Foreign Relations; The History of Human Rights

Selected Publications

Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time. 4th Ed.  (with Gordon A. Craig and Alexander George) New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.  2nd Ed., 2003

Destinies Shared: U.S. - Japanese Relations.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1989.

Power and Prejudice: The Politics and Diplomacy of Racial Discrimination.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1988.  2nd Ed., HarperCollins, 1996.

The China Hands Legacy: Ethics and Diplomacy.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1987.

Diplomacy: New Approaches in History, Theory, and Policy.  New York: Free Press, 1979.

Diplomats and Bureaucrats.  Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1976.

College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Montana

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