Events

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Black Leaders and Leadership

November 21, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
“Black Leaders and Leadership” is a presentation based on the ten-year oral history project co-directed by Julian Bond and Phyllis Leffler. It relates the views of fifty Black leaders on such topics as family, education, and the inspiration of the Civil Rights movement.

Peasants Under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962—On Creating Communist Authority in Everyday Life

November 16, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Gail Kligman, professor of sociology at UCLA and director of UCLA's Center for European and Eurasian Studies will discuss her latest book entitled Peasants Under Siege which explores the collectivization campaign in Romania (1949-1962) and its far-reaching effects.

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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Reassessing Walter Lippmann

November 14, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Professor of International Relations Ronald Steel speaks about the career and legacy of renowned journalist Walter Lippman.
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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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The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the South

November 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Organized in collaboration with the History and Public Policy Program and the National History Center.
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“Trust, but Verify” Confidence and Distrust from Détente to the End of the Cold War

November 07, 2011 // 4:00pmNovember 09, 2011 // 12:00pm
“Trust, but Verify” Confidence and Distrust from Détente to the End of the Cold War, co-sponsored by the German Historical Institute (DC) and the History and Public Policy Program.

The EU-brokered negotiations between Kosovo and Serbia: Challenges and Prospects

November 07, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Nearly three and a half years after Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia, the EU is bringing both sides back to the negotiation table. This meeting will address: why Serbian and Kosovar governments are negotiating now; what is the nature, format and context of these negotiations, and what are the goals that the EU hopes to achieve?
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The Second Annual IFES–WWICS Washington Forum “Security and Development on the Korean Peninsula”

November 02, 2011 // 10:00am3:00pm
The IFES-WWICS Forum seeks to bring a broader historical perspective to current issues affecting the Korean peninsula by conveying the importance of deep historical continuities in DPRK policies.
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Missed Opportunities for Peace? The United States, Jordan and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

October 31, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Nigel Ashton from the London School of Economics hosts a seminar regarding US and Jordanian decision-making prior to the Six Day War in June 1967.

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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