Events

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Archives in Wartime: From WWII to the Invasion of Iraq

February 24, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Roundtable discussion of the controversy surrounding the Iraqi state records seized during the United States invasion of Iraq. A panel of archivists and historians will examine the tangled issues which arise when government records are captured by invading forces.
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Landmark Kennan Biography Chronicles Complex Life of Early Cold Warrior

February 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Official biographer John Lewis Gaddis paints a fascinating and multidimensional portrait of George Kennan, the post-war diplomat who set forth containment doctrine, presaged the collapse of the Soviet Union, and, in later years, became an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy, including of the war in Vietnam. At the launch Wednesday of George F. Kennan: An American Life, Gaddis revealed the personality behind one of the 20th century’s great policy minds.
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Foreign Relations of the United States Series: SALT I, 1969–1972

February 02, 2012 // 3:30pm5:00pm
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Historian presents a panel discussion on the latest volume in the FRUS Series.
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The Role of the USIA in Implementing America’s Policy towards the Soviet Union: A Case Study of the Cuban Missile Crisis

January 31, 2012 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Wilson Center ECNU Scholar Zhao Jike will present a work-in-progress presentation entitled The Role of the USIA in Implementing America’s Policy towards the Soviet Union: A Case Study of the Cuban Missile Crisis which examines the role of the USIA in implementing U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Jean Monnet: Unconventional Statesman

January 26, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
How did Jean Monnet, an entrepreneurial internationalist who never held an elective office, never joined a political party, and never developed any significant popular following in his native France, become one of the most influential European statesmen of the twentieth century?
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Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

January 24, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Marigold presents the in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret Polish-Italian peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war, or at least to open direct talks between Washington and Hanoi, in 1966.
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Could the War in Vietnam Have Ended Earlier?

November 28, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The Vietnam War cost the lives of more than 58,000 Americans (and millions of Vietnamese) and convulsed U.S. politics and culture in the 1960s. Could it have ended years earlier, and with a far smaller toll?

Offsite Event: Ideological Storms: Intellectuals and the Totalitarian Temptation

November 15, 2011 // 9:00am4:30pm
The conference will provide an overview of the main issues raised by the temptation of the extremes in the 20th century and their weight upon the contemporary world. This conference will be held off-site at the Embassy of Romania.
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Ideological Storms: Intellectuals and the Totalitarian Temptation

November 14, 2011 // 9:00am3:15pm
The conference will provide an overview of the main issues raised by the temptation of the extremes in the 20th century and their weight upon the contemporary world.
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CWIHP Hosts International Conference on Iran-Iraq War with the National Defense University Conflict Records Research Center

October 26, 2011 // 9:45amOctober 27, 2011 // 4:00pm
This conference is being held in connection with the release, by the National Defense University and CWIHP, of a new collection of documents detailing conversations between Saddam Hussein and his generals and officials during the Iran-Iraq War.

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