Past Events

Towards an International History of the War in Afghanistan, 1979-89
29-30 April 2002

April 29, 2002 // 1:00amApril 30, 2002 // 12:00am
Cold War International History Project
What was behind the Soviet decision in December 1979 to invade Afghanistan? And why did Mikhail Gorbachev pull out Soviet troops 10 years later? What was the role of the U.S. covert assistance program, in particular the Stinger missiles? What role did CIA intelligence play? These were just some of the questions behind a major international conference organized in April by the Wilson Center's COLD WAR INTERNATIONAL HISTORY PROJECT (CWIHP) in cooperation with the Center's ASIA PROGRAM and KENNAN INSTITUTE, George Washington University's Cold War Group, and the National Security Archive. Designed as a "critical oral history" conference, the discussions centered on newly released and translated U.S., Russian, Bulgarian, German, Czech, and Hungarian documents on the war. Conference participants included former Soviet officials and National Security Council (NSC), State Department, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials from the Carter, Bush, and Reagan administrations, as well as scholarly experts from around the world.

On America’s Doorstep: Disease Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 25, 2002 // 12:00am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Dr. Stephen Corber, Director of Disease Prevention and Control Division for the Pan American Health Organization, and Regional Office of the World Health Organization; George C. Fidas, Intelligence Officer-in-Residence at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs.

"Assassination of Russia"- Film Screening and Panel Discussion

April 24, 2002 // 12:00am
Kennan Institute

Mega-Cities and the Process of Planning

April 23, 2002 // 12:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

The Current State of Affairs in the Russian Media

April 23, 2002 // 12:00am
Kennan Institute

Argentina: Finance and the Future

April 22, 2002 // 12:00am

Progress and Resistance to Putin's Federal Reforms for Russia

April 22, 2002 // 12:00am
Kennan Institute

Mongolia as the Link of Stability between Central and Northeast Asia

April 17, 2002 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Tsedendamba Batbayar, director, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia, and Wilson fellow;Eric A. McVadon, rear admiral (retired) and independent security consultant;Nyamosor Tuya, fellow, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and former minister of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia;Harry Harding, dean and professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington University

Making Macedonia Work: Balancing Nation and State After the Violence of 2001

April 17, 2002 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Gregory Michaelidis, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Maryland, MD and EES Short-term Scholar

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