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About Prof. LEMBERG, Diana Lucy

My current scholarship analyzes how American policymakers, business elites, and culture brokers mobilized human rights to expand U.S. global power from 1945 to 1984. I focus in particular on the history of freedom of information. Article 19 of the United Nations’ landmark 1948 rights declaration, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, announced a worldwide right to freedom of information; it would become the touchstone for subsequent U.N. media research and development initiatives. Drawing on published and audiovisual sources and archival research conducted in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom, my work examines how these international initiatives, advertised as means of furthering human rights, intersected with the United States’ technological and cultural tactics for extending its power in the contexts of the Cold War and decolonization. I am especially interested in the connections between communications technologies, international modernization and development efforts, and the United States’ cultural and economic presence outside of its own borders.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, Lingnan University Department of History
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Faculty Member, Lingnan University Faculty of Arts
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