This event runs 9:30 am - 6:00 pm. The webcast for this event will begin at 2:00 pm.
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
The Cambridge History of the Cold War (CHCW), is a three-volume comprehensive history, written by 71 leading scholars from 20 countries, that seeks to illuminate the causes, dynamics, and consequences of the Cold War. The three volumes will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2009-10.
This conference, open to the public, will discuss work-in-progress contributions to the third volume in the series, entitled Endings, 1975-1991.
Explaining the End of the Cold War (9:30 am - 11:30 am)
Melvyn P. Leffler, Edward Stettinius Professor of History at University of Virginia
Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University
Beth A. Fischer, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto
Chen Jian, Michael J. Zak Chair of History for U.S.-China Relations at Cornell University
Alex Pravda, Fellow of the Russian and East European Centre at St Antony's College, Oxford University
Allies, Clients, and the End of the Cold War (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
Odd Arne Westad, Professor and Head of International History at the London School of Economics
Jacques Levesque, Professor of Political Science at the Université du Québec à Montréal' (UQAM)
Helga Haftendorn, Professor at the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy at the Freie Universität Berlin
Sam Wells, Woodrow Wilson Center
Human Rights, the Environment, and the Cold War (4pm - 6pm)
Christian Ostermann, Woodrow Wilson Center
Rosemary Foot, Professor of International Relations and John Swire Senior Research Fellow in International Relations at St. Antony's College, Oxford
John McNeill, Georgetown University
Tom Blanton, Director of the National Security Archive
This event is being co-sponsored by the National Security Archive.