In from the Cold: Latin America's New Encounter with the Cold War

May 01, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Gilbert Joseph, Yale University; Daniela Spenser, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Mexico City; Max Paul Friedman, American University; and Vojtech Mastny, National Security Archive, George Washington University.

Henry Kissinger and the American Century

April 28, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Jeremi Suri, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Henry Kissinger and the American Century, Melvyn P. Leffler, Edward Stettinius Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, and a former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, and Thomas Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

Scuttle Diplomacy: Henry Kissinger and Arab-Israeli Peacemaking

April 22, 2008 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Salim Yaqub, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

Nationalism and Decolonization in Africa during the Cold War

April 08, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
with Elizabeth Schmidt, Loyola College, Maryland, and Gregory Mann Columbia University.

The Sino-Soviet Split, 1956-1966: The Cold War in the Communist World

March 27, 2008 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Lorenz M. Lüthi McGill University in Montreal, Canada and Warren Cohen University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The Bucharest Summit: Romania's Perceptions of NATO's Future

March 26, 2008 // 12:00pm1:00pm
His Excellency Adrian Vierita, Romanian Ambassador to the United States will discuss NATO's future as his country prepares to host the upcoming NATO Summit in April.

Returned from Russia: Nazi Archival Plunder in Western Europe and Recent Restitution Issues

March 13, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Patricia K. Grimstead, Associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University; Honorary Fellow, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam; Michael Kurtz, Assistant Archivist for Records Services, U.S. National Archives; Robert Wolfe, Senior Archivist (retired), U.S. National Archives

The Manhattan Project and its Cold War Legacy

February 20, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cynthia C. Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation, William Lanouette, writer and policy analyst, Robert Furman, retired Army Major, and head of the first atomic intelligence unit, and James Hershberg, The George Washington University,

Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946–1949

February 13, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Paul Steege, an associate professor of history at Villanova University, a coeditor of the electronic discussion list H-German, and the author of Black Market, Cold War: Everyday Life in Berlin, 1946-1949. Hope M. Harrison, director of GWU's Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

The West's Secret Plan for the Mind: Book Distribution to East Europe during the Cold War

February 06, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Alfred Reisch, guest lecturer at Izmir University of Economics in Turkey; A. Ross Johnson, senior scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center.


Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Associate
  • 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