Cold War Experts

Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Sarah B. Snyder is an assistant professor at the School of International Service at American University and specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism and United States human rights policy.  Her book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network, (Cambridge University Press), analyzes the development of a transn...
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Republic
Vitezslav Sommer received his PhD from Charles University, Prague in 2011. His dissertation explored the origins of communist party historiography in Czechoslovakia and its development in the Stalinist, post-Stalinist and reform communist period (1950–1970). He is at present a post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences Po in Paris (ERC project ‘A political history of the future: kno...
Associate Professor, Department of History, DePaul University
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Gleb Tsipursky is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, History Department, Newark Campus. His research focuses on the Soviet Union, and he writes about modernity, youth, popular culture, consumption, emotions, the Cold War, globalization, social control, policing, and violence. He published in the United States, France, Germany, Canada, England, and Russia, including a brief monogr...
Assistant Professor of History, University of Amsterdam
Ruud van Dijk is the coordinator of the BA and MA programs in the history of international relations at the University of Amsterdam. He presented at his first Cold War International History Project conference in 1994. His Ph.D. (1999) is from Ohio University, where he wrote a dissertation on the East-West contest over Germany in the early Cold War. He holds MA degrees from the University of Kansas...
PhD candidate, Nanyang Technological University
Currently PhD Candidate of History Program, HSS, Nanyang Technological University
Associate Professor, China Studies Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Science
Dr. WANG Zhen, associate professor of international studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), is currently General-Secretary of the Center for West Asia and North Africa Studies at the SASS. He received his Ph.D. in international politics from the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), and he was also an exchange scholar at the Tel Aviv University, Israel during 2005-20...
Partner, StrateVarious LLC.
The Hon. S. Enders Wimbush S. Enders Wimbush studied Central Asia and the Caucasus at University of Chicago. He has worked as a strategist of future security environments at StrateVarious LLC, Booz Allen Hamilton, and other leading consultancies. He served as Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund (2010-2012) and Senior Vice President of Hudson Institute (2004-2010). Mr. Wimbush was nominated...
Professor of Russian and Soviet History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elizabeth A. Wood is Professor of Russian and Soviet History at MIT. She has published two monographs in Soviet History, The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia (Indiana University Press, 1997) and Performing Justice: Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia (Cornell University Press, 2005). At MIT serves as co-director of the MIT-Russia Program, coordinator of Russian...
Ph.D. Candidate, International Cold War History, East China Normal University Department of History

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