Events

OFF-SITE CONFERENCE: United Atoms in a Divided World: The Early History of the International Atomic Energy Agency

September 16, 2012 // 7:30pmSeptember 18, 2012 // 3:00pm
The Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project will host an international conference on the history of the IAEA during the cold war years. The conference will cover a wide range of issues, including the creation of the Agency, its role in the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and the Agency's technical programs. Beyond that, the conference seeks to discuss the cultural, societal, and economic context of the IAEA's early history.

The 1967 War and the Demise of Arab Nationalism

September 10, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The defeat of Egypt and Syria in the 1967 is often described as a deathblow to pan-Arabism, and it did indeed gravely undermine the regime of Gamal Abdel Nasser. Egyptians, Syrians and Palestinians had in fact already begun to shift towards narrower nation-state nationalism even before the 1967 war, which merely confirmed this reorientation.
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Trilateralism and Beyond

July 10, 2012 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Please join us on July 10 for the book launch of "Trilateralism and Beyond," which brings together a collection of essays by leading American, South Korean, and Japanese scholars that probe the historical dynamics formed and driven by the Korean security dilemma.
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North Korean Calculations behind the Blue House Raid and the USS Pueblo Incident

June 20, 2012 // 2:00pm3:00pm
On June 20, Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Yuree Kim will present the results of her research conducted at the Woodrow Wilson Center from January through June 2012.

Between Scylla and Charybdis: US Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972

June 05, 2012 // 3:30pm5:00pm
On June 5, Wilson Center History and Public Policy Scholar Sang-Yoon Ma will present on "Between Scylla and Charybdis: US Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972"

Foundations of the American Century

May 30, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In "Foundations of the American Century," Parmar sheds new light on the complex interrelations, shared mindsets and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony.
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The End of Multiculturalism in Europe? Migrants, Refugees and their Integration

May 24, 2012 // 9:00am3:00pm
In spite of the economic need for migrant labor and a tradition of embracing multi-culturalism, European electorates and their representatives in government have moved away from the more liberal and inclusive policies of the past. Some European leaders have even pronounced the “end of multiculturalism.”

Delicate Dance: The United States, Burma, and the Cold War, 1948-1965

May 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
An examination of an oft-forgotten partnership during the early Cold War era.

Educating for Democracy: The Case of the European Humanities University

May 08, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
This luncheon program will convey the continuing impact of the European Humanities University (EHU) through exchanges with current EHU students and remarks from the university’s founding rector, Anatoli Mikhailov and Eurasia Foundation President, Horton Beebe-Center. The students, a live example of civic education in action, will help to focus the session on the challenges and rewards of educating a rising generation, especially in a state with an authoritarian government.
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The United States and Burma in the Cold War, 1948–1965

May 07, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kenton Clymer discusses United States foreign policy on stopping communist expansion in Southeast Asia after 1949.

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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
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant