Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature AU Professor of History

Ashbrook Colloquium to Feature AU Professor of History

1/26/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. John Moser, professor of history at Ashland University, will be speaking on the topic of “The Great Depression and World War II: From Economic Crisis to International Catastrophe” at the Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or

Moser teaches courses on modern European, American and East Asian history. He is also co-chair of Ashland’s Master of Arts program in American History and Government. He is the author of four books, the most recent of which is “The Global Great Depression and the Coming of World War II,” which was published by Routledge in 2014.

Moser did his undergraduate work at Ohio University, and has an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published numerous works on subjects ranging from comic books to Japanese foreign policy.

As a member of the Ohio Garrison of the 501st Legion, he dresses in the uniform of an imperial officer from Star Wars for charity events and other appearances.

John lives in Ashland, Ohio, with his wife, Monica, their daughter Stanzi, and their three dogs.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Through undergraduate, graduate and civic programs, the Ashbrook Center aspires to be the leading national educator in the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States.


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