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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 modern international and global history. His first book, The Final Act: The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War (Princeton University Press, 2018), examines the origins and consequences of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, the most ambitious diplomatic undertaking of the Cold War and a watershed in the development of human rights. At UNC, he teaches courses on the history of diplomacy and international politics, the Cold War, 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
  • 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—The Global 1970s
    • HIST 510—Human Rights in the Modern World
    • HIST 723—Readings in Global Cold War History