Past Events

Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961

October 23, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Hope M. Harrison, Assistant Professor at The George Washington University, will present new findings from her upcoming book, Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961 (2003).

Book Launch -- St. Petersburg's 300 Years: New Perspectives on Old Myths

October 23, 2003 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Arthur George, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, and author, St. Petersburg: Russia's Window to the Future - The First Three CenturiesTo read more about St. Petersburg: Russia's Window to the Future -- The First Three Centuries or to order this book, click here.

Film Screening: Lech Walesa! - A Unique Account

October 23, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Global Europe Program
followed by a discussion with the director Martti Puukko

The East-West Divide in Europe: Does it Exist?

October 22, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Elemer Hankiss, Research Director, Institute of Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Science and WWICS Public Policy FellowLocation: 5th floor conference room

Morocco: The Mountain and the Desert

October 22, 2003 // 4:30am6:00pm
Middle East Program

Book Launch--Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World's Last Dictators by 2025

October 22, 2003 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
with Ambassador Mark Palmer, author; Ambassador Robert Hunter, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Advisor, RAND Corporation; Peter Ackerman, Chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict; and Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Book Launch - "Rethinking Argentina: Before December 2001 and Beyond April 2003"

October 21, 2003 // 7:00pm9:00pm
The Latin American Program organized a book launch at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires. The event consisted of a discussion by prominent journalists and political analysts.

Political Drift or Power Shift? The Future of Japanese Leadership

October 21, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Michio Muramatsu, Professor of Political Science, Gakushuin University, Japan; Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Assistant Professor of Government, Hamilton College. Download Special Report #117.

Eastern Mediterranean Conference IV

October 21, 2003 // 12:00am
Global Europe Program
Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou briefs Greek and Turkish military officers and strategists on Greece's foreign policy at the Western Policy Center's fourth annual Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference in Athens, Greece. The conference is co-hosted by the Hellenic Leadership Institute, the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, and key sponsors include Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies (Turkey),NATO, Raytheon Corporation, National Defense University and the American Jewish Committee.

Stalinism for All Seasons. The History of the Romanian Communist Party

October 20, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park will be presenting new findings from his upcoming book, Stalinism for all Seasons.

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