Karl Schweizer, PhD, a professor in NJIT’s Department of History, will be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a research body founded in 1754. Members of this society have included John Quincy Adams, George Bernhard Shaw and Charles Dickens. Schweizer is a resident of Chatham Borough.
Schweizer, a history professor, has written 20 books and more than 200 articles and reviews. His books include François de Callières: Diplomat of the Sun King (Mellen Press, 1995); The Art of Diplomacy (Leicester University Press/Holmes and Maiers, NY, paperback ed., 1994); Lord Chatham (Greenwood Press, 1993); Cobbett in His Times (Pintners Publishers, 1990); England, Prussia and the Seven Years War (Garland Press, 1991); Statesmen, Diplomats and the Press (Mellen Press, 2003); The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield (McMillan/Palgrave, 2007); and editor, Parliament and the Press, 1688-1937 (Edinburgh University. Press, 2006).
During Schweizer’s career, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London, appointed to the Republican Presidential taskforce as an historical advisor and received the Congressional Order of Merit for his analyses of foreign policy issues.
Schweizer received his doctorate from Cambridge University, where he studied with the late British historian Sir Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979), remembered for The Whig Interpretation of History (1931). Schweizer’s past appointments include visiting fellowships at Princeton University; Yale University; Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.
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