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 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.

Toward the Great Society: The Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson, February 1 - May 31, 1964.

January 18, 2008 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Kent Germany, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina and author of New Orleans After the Promises: Poverty, Citizenship, and the Search for the Great Society (Univ. of Georgia Press, 2007).Guian McKee, Assistant Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. Author of Liberalism and the Problem of Jobs: Public Policy and Community Action in Postwar Philadelphia (Univ. of Chicago press, forthcoming).David Shreve Formerly Assistant Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia.

US Public Opinion and the Carter Administration's Response to Charter 77

November 28, 2007 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Featuring Vilem Precan, chairman of the board of the Czechoslovak Documentation Center, whose book on the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, written using Czech archival materials, infuriated the Soviet government, and led to his exile. Mark Kramer, director of the Harvard Project on Cold War Studies and a Senior Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. He has worked extensively in newly opened archives in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Germany, and Poland. Dr. Kramer is also the author of numerous books and articles on Cold War history.And Thomas S. Blanton, director of the National Security Archive at The George Washington University in Washington DC. Blanton served as the Archive's first Director of Planning & Research beginning in 1986, became Deputy Director in 1989, and Executive Director in 1992. His books include White House E-Mail: The Top Secret Computer Messages the Reagan-Bush White House Tried to Destroy. Blanton co-authored The Chronology, on the Iran-contra affair, and served as a contributing author to three editions of the ACLU's authoritative guide, Litigation Under the Federal Open Government Laws, and to the Brookings Institution study Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940.

Between the Crescent and the Swastika: The Emergence of Political Islam in Germany

November 26, 2007 // 11:30am1:00pm
with Dr. Stefan Meining, Wilson Center public policy scholar, and German public television editor

Between the Lines: A Documentary Film

November 09, 2007 // 3:00pm6:00pm
Dirk Simon, film's author, director, and co-producer; Hope M. Harrison, director of GWU's Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Stefan Meining, Wilson Center public policy scholar, and editor for German public television; Christian Ostermann, director of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program, Andreas Prothmann, counselor for political affairs at the German Embassy, and Bernd Schäfer, Senior Scholar with the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project and Parallel History Project associate and former research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington


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