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Book Talk | Cold War Radio

Date & Time

Nov. 2, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm ET


Online Only


In his new book Cold War Radio, Mark Pomar examines how the United States waged the Cold War through the international broadcasting of Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Pomar served in senior positions at VOA and RFE/RL from 1982 to 1993. He will analyze the multifaceted role the radios played during the Cold War, ranging from instruments of U.S. Cold War policy to repositories of independent Russian culture, literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts. Turning to today, he will also consider the current war in Ukraine and the challenges society faces in charting a new communications strategy.

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

History and Public Policy Program

The History and Public Policy Program makes public the primary source record of 20th and 21st century international history from repositories around the world, facilitates scholarship based on those records, and uses these materials to provide context for classroom, public, and policy debates on global affairs.  Read more

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