Interview with Prof. Peter Berres, Veterans Studies and Political Science
This video is part of a series used in the online section of VTS 200 Introduction to Veterans Studies, taught exclusively at Eastern Kentucky University. Click here to take the first step in earning a Minor or Certificate in Veterans Studies.
Peter Berres taught Political Science and honors courses at UK from 1975-2012, and he worked with the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program and a variety of international partners to provide courses on international relations, social movements, cultures, and globalization. Peter has taken student groups to five different countries, and his volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity projects in places like Vietnam, Thailand, India, Ghana, and Nicaragua. Peter has also served on Human Rights Delegations to Chili, El Salvador, and Turkey.
Professor Berres has published approximately two dozen op-ed pieces with the Louisville Courier Journal and the Lexington Herald Leader. He published a chapter about Agent Orange in Binding Their Wounds: America’s Assault on its Veterans, a book which was co-written by EKU History Professor, Dr. Robert Topmiller. Peter has written about other topics such Nobel Peace Prizes, academic success, and the Iraq War.