Events

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Book Discussion: The Secret History of MI6

October 01, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Author Keith Jeffery, Professor of British History, Queen's University, Belfast; Sir John Scarlett, Former Director General, British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
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Masterpieces of History: The Peaceful End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989

September 21, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Thomas Blanton, Director, National Security Archive, The George Washington University; Svetlana Savranskaya, Research Fellow, National Security Archive, The George Washington University; David Hoffman, Foreign Editor, The Washington Post
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Property Restitution and Ethno-National Political Discourses and Projects in Post-communist Romania

September 09, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Damiana Otoiu, Romanian Cultural Institute Short-term Scholar, Mircea Munteanu, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Knowing the North: Intelligence and Intentions of the DPRK

September 08, 2010 // 3:30pm5:30pm
How well do we know North Korea? Amid speculation on political succession, the question of Pyongyang's nuclear intentions and capabilities, and North Korean brinkmanship, how can we be certain that the conclusions we reach about the North's intentions are sound? How do we assess the quality of our intelligence sources, given the opacity of the regime?
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The Berlin Edition: Willy Brandt—Berliner Ausgabe

September 07, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Bernd Rother, Vice-Executive Director, Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation; Karsten D. Voigt, Former Coordinator of German-North American Cooperation, German Federal Foreign Office; Ambassador Jonathan Dean, former U.S. representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction negotiations; Marcus Graeser, Deputy Director, German Historical Institute

Book Launch: Europe's Destiny: The Old Lady and the Bull

July 23, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Europe is trying to find its place in this rapidly changing global age, just like America and the new Asian powers. What are its chances of securing its achievements of peace, stability, prosperity, and a relatively important geopolitical status? And why do many think that Europe, this part of the world that was once so mighty, now resembles a fragile old lady looking in the mirror and thinking of the good old days? Is there any truth to what these doomsayers claim?
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The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

July 22, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historian; Donald Wolfensberger Director, Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.

New Documents and New Histories: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War (Off-site Event)

June 16, 2010 // 2:00pm6:15pm
Document Release: CD-ROMs containing the newly released documents will be distributed at the press conference and the conference.
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The Black Bats: CIA Spy Flights Over China From Taiwan 1951-1969

June 14, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Chris Pocock, Author; Mark Stout, Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

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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