Dr. Seth Givens
Seth Givens earned a Ph.D. from Ohio University, where he studied military history. His areas of specialty are civil-military relations, alliance politics, and strategy and policy in World War II and the Cold War. He has studied civil-military relations at the end of wars, particularly the contact between troops and civilians and the ways in which militaries attempt to govern that interaction. This research led to Givens publishing on American soldiers looting and souvenir hunting in Germany during World War II, research for which he won several awards. He has received funding support from the U.S. Army, German Academic Exchange Service, Cantigny First Division Museum, and multiple presidential libraries.