Dr. Knight is a historian, poet, and writer of Afro-Latin descent. He received his doctorate from
Loyola University, Chicago, in American History, with a minor in European modernity, the rise
of Fascism. His area of specialization is U.S. Foreign Policy, Modern Europe (modernity,
diplomacy, and War; 1900-1945), Global Cold War, and Contemporary World Affairs. Dr.
Knight is the former Vice President of the United Nations Association, Chicago. He is the
founder and Executive Director, of Global Voices International: A Foreign Policy and Human
Rights Organization, and an Adjunct Professor of History at St. Augustine College, Chicago.
Currently, he is researching and writing two book-length manuscripts, “Towards Regional
Hegemony: the U.S during a time of expansion and conflict in the Pacific” and “Proxy war: U.S
and Japanese Diplomatic and Military Affairs, 1940.” Dr. Knight lectures on many topics including
human rights, education, diversity, and foreign affairs. His writings have appeared in journals
and anthologies. Dr. Knight is a member of The Carnegie Council on Ethic’s and Int’l Affairs,
Phi Beta Delta-Honor Society for International Scholars, Society for Historians of American
Foreign Relations, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.