Cranston Knight

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.