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CURRENT HISTORY IN THE CLASSROOM


Current History, the oldest US publication devoted exclusively to contemporary international affairs, is widely used in classrooms. Many teachers, professors, and students gain new understanding and stimulation from a journal that is required reading in the White House, Congress, the State and Defense departments, think tanks in national capitals, and embassies throughout the world.

Here are some reasons why educators find Current History an ideal complement to their course curricula and lesson plans:

  • Unique single-topic coverage. Each issue focuses on a single region or topic, including annual issues on China and East Asia, Russia and Eurasia, the Middle East, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. This gives educators and their students an instructive format--both concentrated and comprehensive--that no other publication provides.

  • Authoritative and current. Current History publishes articles by the most respected scholars in their fields, as well as by leading policy makers, diplomats, and prize-winning journalists. By reading Current History, students gain valuable access to some of the best thinking available on global affairs. Authors in recent years have included James Schlesinger, Condoleezza Rice, Francis Fukuyama, Michael McFaul, David Shambaugh, Selig Harrison, Joshua Muravchik, Anatol Lieven, Jessica Stern, and Shibley Telhami.

  • Readable and accessible. Although respected and dependable, Current History is not an academic journal--and is not written like one. It offers clear and concise analysis of international trends and events—in accessible prose, free of hyper-technical language and academic jargon. Educators can be assured that the contributors to Current History combine in-depth understanding with close awareness of the latest developments and an ability to write lucidly.

  • Special features. Current History every year publishes special issues on topical themes, such as “The Rise of Asia” and “Women in the World.” Each December we publish an overview examining the year’s international trends and featuring an annual “Global Progress Report.” Regular monthly features include customized maps, occasional book reviews, and--only in Current History--The Month in Review, a chronological roundup, nation by nation, of major international events.

  • Independent perspective. As a privately owned, independent journal without institutional or political affiliation, Current History provides a forum for specialists to offer empirically grounded, objective reportage and analysis of world events that is free of an institutional or partisan bias.

  • Flexible formats. Educators can make use of Current History in a variety of ways and formats to fit their curriculum and syllabi. For example, bulk subscriptions or single copies are available at a discount. Sets of issues focused on particular regions and topics can be purchased. Online access is available. Or individual articles may be downloaded and reprinted.


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