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Dr. Marc J. Selverstone, chair of the Miller Center Presidential Recordings Program and associate professor at the University of Virginia, will be the guest speaker for the fourth annual David W. Krueger Lecture at Arkansas Tech University on Thursday, Oct. 9. Selverstone will offer a lecture entitled “Eavesdropping on Escalation: The Kennedy White House Tapes and Vietnam” at 6 p.m. in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. The event, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities and the Arkansas Tech Foundation, will be free and open to the public. The David W. Krueger Lecture was created in 2011 in honor of the long-time faculty member. Krueger taught history at Arkansas Tech from 1960-2010 and retired at the rank of associate professor. Selverstone joined the Miller Center in 2000 after receiving his Ph.D. in United States foreign relations from Ohio University. His interests include U.S. foreign relations post-1945, the culture of the Cold War and the Vietnam War. He is editor of “A Companion to John F. Kennedy,” and author of “Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945–1950,” which won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 2010. Selverstone is presently at work on “The Kennedy Withdrawal: Camelot and the American Commitment to Vietnam,” which is under contract with Harvard University Press. The David W. Krueger Lecture is possible because of the generosity of an anonymous donor to the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities through the Arkansas Tech Foundation. For more information about the lecture, call (479) 968-0274.