Justin Olmstead

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Justin Quinn Olmstead is currently Assistant Professor of History and Director of History Education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. He presents at national and international conferences on the First World War and Diplomacy, including an invited lecture at The National Archives of the UK and has acted as content consultant for several books on the subject. Currently, he is on the executive committee of the Midwest World History Association, and is the Treasurer and Director of Membership for the international organization, the British Scholar Society. His edited book Reconsidering Peace and Patriotism during the First World War was published by Palgrave/Macmillan in 2017. He has contributed a chapter on the impact of military drones on foreign affairs in The Political Economy of Robots, edited by Dr. Ryan Kiggins. Dr. Olmstead’s second book, The United States Entry into the First World War: The Role of British and German Diplomacy is under contract with Boydell and Brewer in the UK with an expected publication date of fall 2018. A second edited book currently titled, Britain in the Islamic World: Imperial and Post-Imperial Connections is also under contract with Palgrave/Macmillan with an expected publication date of mid-2019. Currently, he is researching the role of private industry as part of British economic warfare during the First World War. Other projects include the leadership and relationship President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Churchill. Dr. Olmstead gained his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, England and is a member of the Royal Historical Society.

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