The USS Baltimore Incident of 1891: How History Informs Present Problems
In April 2017, the Society for Military History and the Project on Military and Diplomatic History awarded the first annual Graduate Student Prize in Applied History. A panel of leading historians reviewed essays submitted from graduate students across the country, and selected Thomas Jamison of Harvard University as the winner. In addition to winning a cash prize, Jamison received the opportunity to present his findings in Washington, DC. We are pleased to host him on September 14 at CSIS to speak about his award-winning essay on the Baltimore Incident of 1891, in which he explains how the history of this little-known event can enhance understanding of current international problems.
Tommy Jamison is a fourth year PhD candidate in International History at Harvard University studying U.S. military policy as well as the history of asymmetric warfare in the Global South during the 19th and 20th centuries. At Harvard, his work has been supported by the Fairbank Center, Fung Foundation, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCIA). In the Academic Year 2017-2018, he will be studying on a Harvard Warren Center Term-Time Grant and the U.S. Navy Historical Command's Hayes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, while also serving as a Weatherhead Center Graduate Student Associate. Between 2009 and 2014, he served in the United States Navy. He holds a BA in History from Grinnell College and an MA in International History from Harvard University.