Roland Kuchel s a retired ambassador and senior foreign service officer who is a passionate student of history and foreign affairs as a key to understanding our contemporary world. His diplomatic career included some 15 years' service in Eastern Europe under communist rule. He has enjoyed facilitating Osher at Dartmouth courses on a variety of subjects, particularly European history. He majored in European history years ago at Princeton University.
Course Title: Why the Civil War Still Matters (Winter Term 2019)
Roland is always an excellent presenter. I was happy that he properly emphasized the racial aspect of the Civil War and aftermath.
Depth and variety of readings; participants, with many personal anecdotes that added color to the topic; Roland's deft engagement of the class and his summations of additional material. These all worked very well.