Events

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Foreign Relations of the United States Series: Southern Africa, 1969-1976

September 14, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project in collaboration with the Africa Program presents a panel discussion on the the newly released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXVIII, Southern Africa.
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Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network

September 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Sarah B. Snyder explores how, in the aftermath of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, a transnational network of activists committed to human rights in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe made the topic a central element in East-West diplomacy.
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Iran 1953 and the Uses of Middle East History

September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Former New York Times Istanbul Bureau Chief Stephen Kinzer ties together the events of the 1953 Iranian Coup, the evolution of present-day Iran and Turkey and the upheaval of today's "Arab Spring."

The Phenomenon of Solidarity: Pictures From the History of Poland, 1980-1981

August 29, 2011 // 5:00pm7:00pm
The Phenomenon of Solidarity commemorates the 30th anniversary of the founding of the movement, and highlights formative moments in its history.
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Book Discussion: After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War

August 15, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Shen Zhihua will discuss his latest book, After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War.
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Inauguration Ceremony and Reception: ECNU-Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative

August 15, 2011 // 3:00pm3:45pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center is pleased to announce an important new project, the ECNU-Wilson Center Cold War Studies Initiative which is a natural outgrowth of the longstanding, close relationship between the Wilson Center's flagship Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and East China Normal University's (ECNU) Cold War International Studies Center.

Offsite Conference: The Cold War: History, Memory, Representation

July 14, 2011 // 7:00pm10:00pm
Co-sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin, this international and interdisciplinary conference will discuss the main features of the East­-West conflict, probe its conflicting memories and analyze its cultural representations.
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The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers

July 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The Wars of Afghanistan offers perspective on how Afghanistan's history as a "shatter zone" for foreign invaders and its tribal society have shaped the modern Afghan narrative. It brings to life the misinformed secret operations by foreign intelligence agencies, including the Soviet NKVD and KGB, the Pakistani ISI, and the CIA.

Offsite Conference: Alliances and Borders in the Making and Unmaking of Regional Powers

July 07, 2011 // 9:30am1:00pm
In cooperation with CWIHP, the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido University is organizing a conference on Alliances and Borders in the Making and Unmaking of Regional Powers.

Turkey's Elections: Great Expectations for Democratization or Business as Usual?

June 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Fuat Keyman, Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University (Turkey)

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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
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Charles Kraus // Program Associate
  • Evan Pikulski // 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