The Meeting is part of the Cold War International History Project's ongoing 'Stalin Project.' Launched in 1997/1998 with workshops in Budapest, Beijing, and Moscow, the Stalin Project aims to document and reassess Stalin's role in the formative years of the Cold War.

The panel discussion will feature leading Russian and American scholars currently engaged in archival research in former communist archives.

Ilya Gaiduk, Russian Academy of Sciences, Eduard Mark, US Air Force History Office, Vojtech Mastny, CWIHP/National Security Archive, Vladimir Pechatnov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and Kathryn Weathersby