History Events

The Allies and the Role of Lend-Lease in WWII: The Russian View

May 29, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Cosponsored by the Russian-American Community Center of Florida, Open Dialogue (Moscow) and the Spiritual Diplomacy Foundation, in this discussion Nikolai Borodin, Director, Museum of the Allies and Lend-Lease in Moscow, will explore the history of the museum and the role of America in the Lend-Lease program during World War II. “The Museum of the Allies and Lend-Lease is a unique, one-of-a-kind museum,” said Borodin. The museum was established inside a former school and has been open for 8 years. Borodin said he wished to honor and show gratitude to the United States and its veterans who rendered aid to the Soviet Union during World War II. “Those years were a very trying time and the aid received from the U.S. was substantial,” he stated. In Russia, the museum is dedicated to the WWII allies but mainly to the American contribution.

Delicate Dance: The United States, Burma, and the Cold War, 1948-1965

May 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
An examination of an oft-forgotten partnership during the early Cold War era.

Geopolitics, States, and Networks in Central Eurasia

May 09, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Spotlight on Central Eurasia Series // Authors and scholars Alexander Cooley and Alexander Kupatadze discuss their research into the interplay of geopolitics and local networks across Central Asia. Cooley explores the dynamics of the new competition between Russia, China and the United States over the region since 9/11, as well as how small states’ interaction with great powers advances our understanding of how world politics actually works in the contemporary era of diminishing Western influence and rising new regional powers. Author Alexander Kupatadze will discuss the diverging trajectories of organized crime in post-Soviet Eurasia focusing on professional criminals (so-called vory-v-zakone) in Georgia and drug smuggling groups in Kyrgyzstan.

The Path to Lower Nuclear Numbers?

May 04, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
Speaker: Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute for International Studies.

The Culture of Congress, Yesterday and Today

April 30, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Many have commented on how much Congress has changed over the last 40 years for a variety of reasons, most noticeably from the increasing importance of political parties in the legislative process and their increased polarization from each other. In this roundtable discussion, former Members, congressional staff and area political scientists will discuss the ultimate question of whether there is any way to restore a greater measure of deliberation and bipartisan national problem-solving.

St. Petersburg Regionalism as a Political Force: 1980s to 2010s

April 30, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Lev Lurye, cultural historian, St. Petersburg

Confrontation Controlled: Sino-American Relations and the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1962

April 19, 2012 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Wilson Center ECNU Scholar Ming Chen will present on Confrontation Controlled: Sino-American Relations and the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1962
Webcast
Podcast

The Outbreak of World War I

April 16, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
This seminar talk will discuss the consequences of World War One and suggests ways of considering the issue.
Webcast

Occupied Economies: An Economic History of Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1939-1945

April 11, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
What were the consequences of the German occupation for the economy of occupied Europe?

Spartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State

April 04, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Robert Edelman, professor of Russian history and the history of sport at the University of California, San Diego will lead a panel discussion on his latest book entitled Spartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State which examines one of the most successful Soviet soccer clubs of all-time.

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