Cold War Events

Inventing Public Diplomacy: The Story of the U.S. Information Agency

December 08, 2004 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project

Book Launch: Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam by David Farber

November 09, 2004 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project

Live Webcast--Edward Teller: Science and National Security

October 25, 2004 // 1:30pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
The Department of Energy Office of History and Heritage Resources and the History and Public Policy Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center are organizing a symposium on Edward Teller's legacy to the US science community and US national security. The event will be opened by The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center, and The Honorable Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy. The panel discussion will be moderated by C. Bruce Tarter, Director Emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended

September 21, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
The last US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock Jr. discusses his recent book Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended. National Security Archive Director Thomas S. Blanton will provide comments.

Live Webcast/Book Launch--Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran

June 17, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Editors Mark J. Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne will present findings from their recent collaboration Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran. The book examines the turbulent political climate that prevailed in Iran during Mosaddeq's tenure, the strategic considerations that led U.S. officials to opt for a coup, and the details of the coup itself. Based on exhaustive research, this is an authoritative account of the tragic events that led to the overthrow of Mosaddeq, including recent declassification of CIA documents regarding the 1953 coup that overthrew Mohammad Mossadeq's government in Iran.

LIVE WEBCAST/Book Launch--Treasonable Doubt: The Harry Dexter White Spy Case

June 08, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Author Bruce Craig examines the controversial case of Harry Dexter White and explores the "ambiguities" that have haunted it for more than half a century. Historians Kai Bird and James Boughton will provide comments. This event was webcast. The video is available here.

Book Launch - Confronting Vietnam. Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963

April 28, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Author Ilya Gaiduk, former WWICS Fellow, will present his findings from the Russian Archives during a seminar launching his recently published book Confronting Vietnam. Soviet Policy towards the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963. A reception will follow.

Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1989

April 19, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Dennis Deletant, Professor of Romanian Studies at London University College will discuss the conclusions of CWIHP Working Paper #43, "Romania and the Warsaw Pact," which he authored with Mihail Ionescu. Comments will be provided by Ernest Latham, Department of State

Albania in the Warsaw Pact

March 18, 2004 // 1:30pmMarch 17, 2004 // 11:00pm
Cold War International History Project
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents ResidentFulbright Scholar Dr. Ana Lalaj in a talk titled, "ALBANIA IN THE WARSAWPACT." This event is cosponsored by the Cold War International History Project.

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

February 24, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Author Steve Coll, managing editor of The Washington Post, discusses the findings of his latest book on the CIA's involvement in the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and gave rise to bin Laden's al Qaeda. To view the video feed of the discussion, please click on the "Event Summary" link below.

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