12 July - 6 August 1999 -- NEH Summer Institute "New Sources and Findings on Cold War International History"

Jul 12, 1999

Week One: July 12-16

Monday, July 12:

Morning: Registration and Orientation
Afternoon: Introduction/Overview/Problems and Pitfall of Using Communist Communist Archives (speakers: Hershberg/Zubok)

Tuesday, July 13:

Section One: The Origins of Soviet-American Rivalry and the Cold War in Europe and the Near East

Morning: Roots of Confrontation: The World War II Experience and the Cold War (speakers: Zubok/Vojtech Mastny)
Afternoon: The Division of Central Europe and Cold War Origins (speakers: Zubok/Mastny)

Wednesday, July 14:

Morning: Visit to National Security Archive: Talk by Thomas S. Blanton on Using the Freedom of Information Act
Afternoon: Origins of the Cold War in the Near East (speakers: Zubok/Malcolm Byrne)

Thursday, July 15:

Morning: The Divistion of Germany and Cold War Origins (speaker: Christian Ostermann)
Afternoon: The Hidden History of the Warsaw Pact (speaker: Mastny)

Friday, July 16:

Section Two: Cold War to Hot: The Cold War in Asia

Morning: The Chinese Civil War and the Cold War (speaker: Chen Jian)
Afternoon: Free

Week Two: July 19-23

Monday, July 19:

Morning: The Making of the Sino-Soviet Alliance (speakers: Chen Jian/Zubok)
Afternoon: The Soviet Union and the Origins of the Korean War (speaker: Kathryn Weathersby)

Tuesday, July 20:

Morning: Moscow, Beijing, and Chinese Intervention in the Korean War (speakers: Chen Jian/Weathersby)
Afternoon: Crises in the Taiwan Straits (speaker: Chen Jian)

Wednesday, July 21:

Morning: Visit to Cold War International History Project/Wilson Center
Afternoon: The Sino-Soviet Split (speakers: Chen Jian/Zubok)

Thursday, July 22:

Morning: The Indochina Conflict and the Cold War (speakers: John Prados, Chen
Jian, Robert Brigham)
Afternoon: Escalation of the Vietnam War (speakers: Prados, Chen Jian, Robert Brigham)

Friday, July 23:

Morning: The Sino-American Opening, the Vietnam War and Triangular Diplomacy (speakers: William Burr, Chen Jian)
Afternoon: Free

Week Three: July 26-30

Section Three: Rocking the Bloc: the Post-Stalin Succession Struggle and the Straining of the Soviet Empire

Monday, July 26:

Morning: Khrushchev, Beria, and the Power Struggle in Moscow, and the 1953 East German Uprising (speakers: Zubok/Ostermann)
Afternoon: Trouble in the Empire: The 1956 Crises in Poland and Hungary and the Legacy of the Stalin-Tito Split (speakers: Zubok/Ostermann/Malcolm Byrne)

Tuesday, July 27:

Morning: Advent of the Brezhnev Doctrine: Crushing the Prague Spring (speakers: Zubok/Byrne)
Afternoon: Solidarity and the Polish Crisis (speakers Hershberg/Byrne)

Wednesday, July 28:

Morning: Visit to be determined (State Departments Historian's Office?)

Section Four: Nuclear Danger and the Cold War

Afternoon: Stalin, Khrushchev and the Bomb (speakers: Zubok/Hershberg)

Thursday, July 29:

Morning: The Berlin Crisis (Zubok/Burr/Hope Harrison)
Afternoon: Origins of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Hershberg/Zubok)

Friday, July 30:

Morning: Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Castro on the Brink (Hershberg)
Afternoon: Free

Week Four: August 2-6

Section Five: The Cold War in the Third World and the Collapse of Détente

Monday, August 2:

Morning: Washington and Castro: Evolution of a Confrontation (speakers: Peter Kornbluh/Piero Gleijeses)
Afternoon: Angola, Ethiopia, and the Erosion of Détente (speakers: Gleijeses/Hershberg)

Tuesday, August 3:

Morning: The Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan (speaker: Zubok)

Section Six: To the End of the Cold War

Afternoon: Reagan and the "Second" Cold War (speakers: Hershberg/Garthoff)

Wednesday, August 4:

Morning: Visit to be determined (Center for Study of Intelligence, CIA?)
Afternoon: Gorbachev's Struggles for Reform (speaker: Zubok)

Thursday, August 5:

Morning: The Revolutions of '89 and the Soviet Collapse of '91: Competing Explanations (speakers: Hershberg/Zubok/Byrne)
Afternoon: Teaching the Cold War: Using New Media (speakers: Hershberg/Zubok/Harrison & general discussion)

Friday, August 6:

Morning: Departure formalities/closing discussion
Afternoon: Free


NB: In addition to those sessions where they are specifically listed as speakers, Hershberg/Zubok will attend most or all sessions. For several sessions, to be decided, episodes (or excerpts) from the CNN documentary series "Cold War" will be screened and discussed.