Events

Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended

September 21, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The last US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock Jr. discusses his recent book Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended. National Security Archive Director Thomas S. Blanton will provide comments.

Live Webcast/Book Launch--Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran

June 17, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Editors Mark J. Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne will present findings from their recent collaboration Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran. The book examines the turbulent political climate that prevailed in Iran during Mosaddeq's tenure, the strategic considerations that led U.S. officials to opt for a coup, and the details of the coup itself. Based on exhaustive research, this is an authoritative account of the tragic events that led to the overthrow of Mosaddeq, including recent declassification of CIA documents regarding the 1953 coup that overthrew Mohammad Mossadeq's government in Iran.

LIVE WEBCAST/Book Launch--Treasonable Doubt: The Harry Dexter White Spy Case

June 08, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Author Bruce Craig examines the controversial case of Harry Dexter White and explores the "ambiguities" that have haunted it for more than half a century. Historians Kai Bird and James Boughton will provide comments. This event was webcast. The video is available here.

Book Launch - Confronting Vietnam. Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963

April 28, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Author Ilya Gaiduk, former WWICS Fellow, will present his findings from the Russian Archives during a seminar launching his recently published book Confronting Vietnam. Soviet Policy towards the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963. A reception will follow.

Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1989

April 19, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Dennis Deletant, Professor of Romanian Studies at London University College will discuss the conclusions of CWIHP Working Paper #43, "Romania and the Warsaw Pact," which he authored with Mihail Ionescu. Comments will be provided by Ernest Latham, Department of State

Book Launch: The Spring Will Be Ours: Poland and the Poles from Occupation to Freedom

March 29, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
Andrzej Paczkowski, Author, Professor, Institute for Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Science and former Wilson Center Fellow; Chair: Tom Blanton, Director, National Security Archives, George Washington University; Commentator: Bronislaw Misztal, Professor of Sociology, Catholic University

Albania in the Warsaw Pact

March 18, 2004 // 1:30pmMarch 17, 2004 // 11:00pm
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents ResidentFulbright Scholar Dr. Ana Lalaj in a talk titled, "ALBANIA IN THE WARSAWPACT." This event is cosponsored by the Cold War International History Project.

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
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.

Computers and the Cold War

February 05, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm

Book Launch--Toward Nuclear Abolition. A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971 to Present

January 09, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Author Lawrence S. Wittner, Professor of History at the State University of New York, Albany, will present his new book, Toward Nuclear Abolition. A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971 to the Present. This is the final volume in the Struggle for the Bomb Trilogy

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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 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