How did the Cold War really end? Did the history books get it right? And is there a connection between the end of that era and contemporary issues like Middle East turmoil and Putin’s Russia? Wilson Center Fellow Diana Negroponte is writing a book that will review the history of the end of the Cold War. She provides a preview in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

About the Guest
Diana Negroponte is a Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project and History and Public Policy Program.  Previously she was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Formerly a trade lawyer and professor of history, Diana focused on Latin America at Brookings. She researches and writes about the New Left, populism and the relationship between criminal gangs and state institutions. Negroponte holds a doctorate in government from Georgetown University. She also studied at the London School of Economics. She is a member of the board of Freedom House, the Leadership Council of Habitat for Humanity's New York City chapter, the board of the Women's Foreign Policy Group, and the board of directors of Opportunity International.

About the Host
John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program