Events

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Roosevelt and Churchill

January 30, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Warren Kimball, Robert Treat Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University will reflect on the problems he faced in compiling letters and other communications, on research in the pre-computer age, and on his thoughts about the two men and their policies at the time.
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Jean Monnet: Unconventional Statesman

January 26, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
How did Jean Monnet, an entrepreneurial internationalist who never held an elective office, never joined a political party, and never developed any significant popular following in his native France, become one of the most influential European statesmen of the twentieth century?
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Marigold: The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

January 24, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Marigold presents the in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret Polish-Italian peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war, or at least to open direct talks between Washington and Hanoi, in 1966.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Irish

January 23, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Kevin Kenny, professor of history at Boston College will give a presentation entitled "Abraham Lincoln and the Irish."

Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party: Inside an Authoritarian Regime

January 23, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Author Joseph Sassoon translated and analyzed the documents that form the basis of this revealing book about Saddam Hussein’s Ba‘th Party which came to power in 1968 and remained for 35 years, until the 2003 U.S. invasion.
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U.S. Diplomacy Must Adapt to New Geopolitical Challenges, Prepare for 'Multi-Partner' World

January 05, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
For more than 60 years the U.S. has been the head of global governance, says John Ikenberry, but that order is changing and we are in the midst of an evolution towards more shared leadership.
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Romania’s “Fraternal Support” to North Korea during the Korean War, 1950-1953

December 12, 2011 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Radu Tudorancea will shed light on what was in fact a coordinated division of labor among communist regimes, marking the high point in Socialist bloc cooperation.

Diplomatic Secrecy in the 19th Century

December 08, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Diplomatic Secrecy in the 19th Century will explore the earliest available examples of both America's open and secret diplomacy, as well as how the ad-hoc system used in the 19th Century formed the basis for the formalized system which was developed in later years.

Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans

December 07, 2011 // 1:00pm2:00pm
"Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans" explores the complex and challenging facets of state-building and nation-building in weak states with little democratic experience and daunting socio-economic problems.
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Is American History "Exceptional?" A Global Perspective

December 05, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Following World War II, the dominant narrative of U.S. history posited "American exceptionalism." That assumption shaped historical scholarship and Cold War policy. More recently a neo-conservative belief in exceptionalism has affected international and domestic history. A global perspective reveals that our history is not "exceptional," only distinctive. Every major moment in American history--Revolution, Civil War, Progressivism, and the New Deal, for example--is part of a larger transnational history.

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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