Past Events

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.

An Update and Discussion on UN Peacekeeping

February 24, 2004 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Jane Holl Lute, Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations

Health Crisis: HIV/AIDS in Developing World Cities

February 23, 2004 // 12:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Environmental Change and Security Project bring together seven practitioners to discuss the status of community-based initiatives to fight HIV/AIDS in developing world cities.

New Rich, New Poor: Wealth and Morality in Ukraine

February 23, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Catherine Wanner, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Pennsylvania State University

Book Launch -- Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development

February 19, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kennan Institute
David Engerman, Assistant Professor, Department of History, and former Title VIII-Supported Short-term Scholar, Kennan Institute

The Role of the University in International Affairs

February 19, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
This UNA-NCA event will feature Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President of George Washington University and Professor Robert Pastor, Vice President of International Affairs, American University

Meeting with Argentine Graduate Students from the "Fundación Universitaria del Río de La Plata"

February 19, 2004 // 9:30am11:30am
Joseph S. Tulchin, Director of the Latin American Program, and junior scholars that collaborate with the Argentina @ the Wilson Center met with Argentine students and graduates to discuss the work done by the Center, and the current situation in Argentina.

Davos Man Meets Homo Balcanicus: Analyzing International Policy in Southeastern Europe

February 18, 2004 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Gordon Bardos, Assistant Director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs

Cold War Legacy: A Discussion of the Azarbaijan Issue in Iran

February 18, 2004 // 8:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
(Co-sponsored with the Cold War International History Project)

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