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Associate Professor
407 Hamilton Hall, CB #3195


BA University of Toronto, 2001
MPhil University of Cambridge, 2002
PhD Yale University, 2010

Research Interests

Michael Cotey Morgan specializes in international and global history. He is the author of The Final Act, which examines the origins and consequences of the Helsinki Accords, the most ambitious diplomatic undertaking of the Cold War. It won the 2018 Edgar S. Furniss Award for best first book in national and international security.

At UNC, he teaches courses on the Cold War, modern and contemporary international history, and the history of human rights. Before coming to UNC, he taught at the US Naval War College and the University of Toronto, where he was the inaugural holder of the Raymond Pryke Chair.

Some Notable Publications

Graduate Students

  • Zach Alessi-Friedlander (Co-advised with Wayne E. Lee)
  • Dana Mendes (Co-advised with Wayne E. Lee)
  • Courses Taught (as schedule allows)

    For current information about course offerings, click here.

    • HIST 205—Statecraft, Diplomacy, and War, 1618-1815
    • HIST 206—Statecraft, Diplomacy, and War, 1815-1945
    • HIST 207—The Global Cold War
    • HIST 398—Cold War Summits
    • HIST 510—Human Rights in the Modern World
    • HIST 722—Readings in Contemporary Global History
    • HIST 723—Readings in Global Cold War History