The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), and the Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC) of the London School of Economics and Political Science are pleased to announce their 2008 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the University of California at Santa Barbara on 4-5 April 2008.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that make use of newly available primary sources. A two-page proposal and a brief academic C.V. (in Word or PDF format), should be submitted to by 15 January 2008 to be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made by 5 February. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers (no longer than 25 pages) by 21 March. The author of the strongest paper will be given an opportunity to publish his/her article in Cold War History. Further questions may be directed to the conference coordinator, Jessica Chapman, at the aforementioned e-mail address.

The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from UCSB, GW, LSE and elsewhere. The accommodation cost of student participants will be covered by the organizers (from 4-6 April), but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to UCSB.

In 2003, UCSB and GW first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later, LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centers now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses. For more information on our three programs, please visit the respective Web sites: for GWCW; for CCWS; for the CWSC.