Dr. Hershberg is a professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University. His research interests include the Cold War and he has published two books, Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam and James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age.
He was born in Brooklyn in 1960. He received his Bachelors in American History from Harvard, a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia and a PhD from Tufts University.
He is currently working on multiple case studies of U.S. communications with Cold War adversaries (countries such as Cuba, China, North Vietnam and Iran). He has been working with the National Security Archive since 1987.