Events

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

Book Launch--The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon-Era Strategy

January 08, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Jeffrey Kimball, professor of history at Miami University, will present his new book The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon-Era Strategy

The European Security Issue and the Turning Points in Trans-Atlantic Relations from Eisenhower to Reagan

December 15, 2003 // 4:00pm5:00pm
NATO effectiveness depends on greatly on US military power. The choice to become dependent on the US's ability to deter Soviet aggression implied the acceptance of a political subordination. When European and US interest no longer coincided, tensions erupted between the allies. The European security issue offers a privileged standpoint to analyze the development of trans-Atlantic relations.

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Upcoming Events

Art Exhibit: "From War to Victory: Poland 1939-1989"

October 01, 2014 // 4:00pmOctober 10, 2014 // 5:00pm

The Kennan Diaries

October 03, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm

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