The Cold War International History Project, the George Washington University Cold War Group and the East China Normal University (ECNU) Cold War History Research Center are pleased to announce the second annual U.S.-China doctoral forum on the Cold War to take place at the George Washington University in Washington, DC on August 3-4, 2009.

We are currently soliciting applications from American Ph.D. students writing dissertations on any aspect of the Cold War (i.e., not just relating to China) to participate in the forum. Preference will be given to students presenting new archival research. The forum is an excellent opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their research, receive feedback from leading American and Chinese experts on the Cold War and to exchange ideas with other Ph.D. students from leading institutions in the People's Republic of China.

To apply, submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic CV in word or PDF format to Mr. Bobby Cpin (, attn: US-China Doctoral Forum) by May 15, 2009.

Successful applicants will be expected to submit their papers by July 1, 2009. Further questions may be directed to Professor Gregg Brazinsky (

Conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members and experts from the George Washington University, East China Normal University, the Cold War International History Project, and elsewhere. The accommodation costs of student participants will be covered by the organizers, however students will need to cover the costs of their travel to Washington D.C.