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Author of The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920 (Chicago, 2003) and Guantanamo: An American History (Hill and Wang, 2011), along with numerous articles, op-eds, and book reviews on such subjects as U.S. imperialism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and race and ethnicity.

He is currently working on Young Castro: A biography of Fidel Castro (up to 1959) to be published by Simon & Schuster. Hansen’s teaching includes courses on “Justice and Reconciliation after Mass Violence,” and “Reconciliation with Cuba” and “Intractable Conflicts” (with Robert Mnookin at Harvard Law School).

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