Events

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Cultural Diplomacy versus Cultural Propaganda: New Research Insights

December 15, 2009 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Bogdan Lucian Jora, Romanian Short-Term Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
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10th Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

December 09, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Mirek Topolanek remarked that, at the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the democratic development of the Czech Republic is entering uncharted territory. To date, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have been governed democratically for a record 20 years. Although the legend of Tomas Masaryk is often remembered as the golden age of democratic thought, the first and second republics proved to be only an intermediate step to the authoritarian Communist period. "Twenty years is just the ‘half time,'" Topolanek argued, and the next two decades should be spent ensuring that the new generations continue to appreciate the sacrifices their parents made for freedom and democracy.
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Democracy: Traps and Question Marks

December 03, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Adam Michnik, political activist, retired member of Poland's first democratic parliament, and Editor in Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza; Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter
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The Strained Alliance: U.S.-European Relations From Nixon to Carter

December 02, 2009 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Thomas A. Schwartz, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University; Matthias Schulz, University of Geneva
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Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World

December 01, 2009 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Jeffrey Herf, Professor of Modern European History, University of Maryland, College Park; Richard Breitman, Professor of History, American University

Visions of the Welfare State: Nordic and United States Perspectives

November 16, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Pauli Kettunen, Professor of Political History, University of Helsinki; Jorn Henrik Petersen, Professor of Social Sciences, Southern Denmark University; Klaus Petersen, Professor of History, Southern Denmark University
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1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

October 27, 2009 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Mary Sarotte, University of Southern California; Brent Scowcroft, Former National Security Adviser

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  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project