Kirk Tyvela

Kirk Tyvela

Associate Professor
UW-Washington County
History

Rm 218

kirk.tyvela@uwc.edu
(262) 335-5242
Kk
Statement 

Quote for students

"The secret of life is then that this youthful spirit should never be lost. Out of the turbulence of youth should come this fine precipitate—a sane, strong, aggressive spirit of daring and doing. It must be a flexible, growing spirit, with a hospitality to new ideas, and a keen insight into new experience. To keep one's reactions warm and true is to have found perpetual youth, and perpetual youth is salvation." -- Randolph Bourne, "Youth" (1912)

Academic Specialization

US Diplomatic History
US-Latin American Relations
Cold War
Paraguay

Publications 

Select Publications and Presentations:

"'A Slight but Salutary Case of the Jitters:' The Kennedy Administration and the Alliance for Progress in Paraguay," Diplomacy & Statecraft vol. 22, no. 2 (June 2011): 300-320

"Cold War Crucible: The Berlin Wall and American Exceptionalism," in Kimberly R. Moffitt and Duncan A. Campbell, eds., The 1980s: A Critical and Transitional Decade (Lexington Books, 2011), pp. 381-397

"National Bipartisan Commission on Central America" (Kissinger Commission) in Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Spencer C. Tucker, ed. (ABC-Clio, 2007)

"Alliance for Progress," "Fair Deal," "Organization of American States," "Rio Pact," and "South America, Relations With," in Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History. James Ciment, ed. (M.E. Sharpe, 2006)

"Alfredo Stroessner" and "Paraguay" in Germany and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Thomas Adam, ed. (ABC-Clio, 2005)

"'A Slight but Salutary Case of the Jitters': Bureaucratic Politics and the Alliance for Progress in Paraguay," Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference, Madison, WI (June 2010)

"The Paraguayan Connection: Drug Trafficking and Human Rights during the Nixon Administration," Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) Conference, Falls Church, VA (June 2009)

Education 

Ph.D., Ohio University
M.A., Ohio University
B.A., Saginaw Valley State University

Affiliations

American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Society for History Education