U.S. Foreign Policy Events

Thirteen Days and More: A Soviet Perspective on the Cuban Missile Crisis

September 24, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Fifty years ago, the world spent thirteen days transfixed as the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. engaged in a contest of wills over placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. Svetlana Savranskaya will discuss behind-the-scenes maneuvers by Soviet second-in-command Anastas Mikoyan, revealing that the crisis lasted into November and involved plans by the U.S.S.R. to leave tactical nuclear weapons in Cuba, foiled not by U.S. resolve, but by Fidel Castro’s own actions.

The Global Offensive: The United States, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order

September 24, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Cold War International History Project
In "The Global Offensive," historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin offers new insights into the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization in its full international context.

Hanoi's War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam

September 21, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Cold War International History Project
"Hanoi's War" takes the reader from the marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to the bomb-saturated Red River Delta, from the corridors of power in Hanoi and Saigon to the Nixon White House, and from the peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing and Moscow, all to reveal that peace never had a chance in Vietnam.
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The Role of the Diaspora in Shaping U.S. Policies Toward Africa

September 17, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
With the Africa’s leverage in foreign affairs changing, Africans living outside of their home countries and communities of African descent have an unprecedented opportunity to affect the manner in which their host governments interact with these emerging states.
Webcast

Combating Extremism Through Education: Lessons from Pakistan and Across the Muslim World

September 11, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
A top education policy official in Pakistan discusses how his country--and the wider Muslim World--can fight radicalism through revitalized policies that increase access to science and technology education.
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America’s Role in the World Post 9/11: A New Survey of Public Opinion

September 10, 2012 // 12:30pm2:00pm
International Security Studies
This event will launch the latest biennial survey of U.S. public opinion conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is held in partnership with them and NPR.
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Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

September 05, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History.

A Round-table on Brazil-U.S. Relations with Todd Chapman

September 05, 2012 // 10:30am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Wednesday September 5, the Brazil Institute hosts a discussion with Deputy Chief of Mission Todd Chapman
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Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the Cold War

August 08, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
ECNU-WWICS Scholar Zhang Yang will give a presentation entitled "Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the American Cold War."
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Of Generals, Judges, and International Law: Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis and Implications for U.S. Policy

July 18, 2012 // 3:00pm4:15pm
Asia Program
A Director's Forum on Pakistan's rule-of-law crisis.

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