Dr. Celeste Ward Gventer, this year’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, was selected by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History as a Scholarly Fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides short-term research fellowships each year to enable scholars and graduate students to conduct research in New York-based archives. This year’s fellowships were awarded primarily to scholars working on issues related to the Cold War.
Gventer is writing a book on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s defense reforms and how they related to the 34th President’s Cold War grand strategy. She plans to use her fellowship to conduct research at both the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and the Oral History Archives at Columbia University.