Wilson Center Experts
James G. Hershberg
Public Policy Scholar
Cold War International History Project
Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University
Wilson Center Project(s):
New evidence on the secret diplomacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War
Jan 02, 2005
Feb 28, 2005
Cold War History
former director of the the Cold War International History Project, author of James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age (Knopf, 1993; Stanford UP, 1995)
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