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<b>Book Launch:</b> Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971

A CWIHP Book Launch Seminar with Francis Gavin, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and author, "Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971."

A commentary will be provided by Kent Hughes, Director, Project on American and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center, and former Associate Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Chief Economist to Senate Majority Leader, Robert C. Byrd.

The meeting will be chaired by Jim Hershberg, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Red Spies In America: Stolen Secrets And The Dawn Of The Cold War

A CWIHP Book Launch Seminar with Katherine A.S. Sibley (St. Joseph´s University, Philadelphia, author of Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War (2004) and John Haynes (Library of Congress).

5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004

From the Publisher:

Inventing Public Diplomacy: The Story of the U.S. Information Agency

Wilson Dizard, a former State Department official and a fifteen year veteran of the United States Information Agency (USIA), recently discussed his new book chronicling USIA's history from its founding in 1953 until its end in 1999. Mr. Dizard opened with a focus on the continuing importance of public diplomacy, or the role of government information programs in carrying out U.S. foreign policy, in today's world, especially considering that a significant portion of world opinion is currently opposed to the US. Mr.

Book Launch: <i>Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam</i> by David Farber

Co-sponsored with the Middle-East Program

6th Floor Boardroom
Woodrow Wilson Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004 -3027

David Feber is a Professor of History at Temple University.

<b>Live Webcast</b>--Edward Teller: Science and National Security

Co-sponsored by the History and Public Policy Project and the Department of Energy's Office of History and Heritage Resources, Office of Science, and National Nuclear Security Administration, the symposium began with a luncheon featuring a keynote address by The Honorable Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy. After discussing the far-reaching contribution the Department of Energy makes to scientific research that directly impacts national security, Secretary Abraham presented the Gold Award, the department's highest award to Dr. Lura J.

Book Launch--<i>Caught in the Middle East: U.S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961</i>

Co-sponsored with the Middle East Program

6th Floor Boardroom
Woodrow Wilson Center,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004 -3027

American postwar efforts to ameliorate Arab-Israeli relations entangled the United States in the Arab-Israeli conflict in complex ways. Peter L. Hahn explores the diplomatic and cultural factors that influenced the policies of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower as they faced the escalation of one of the modern world's most intractable disputes.

Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended

Ambassador Jack F. Matlock, former Special Assistant to the President for the Soviet Union during the Reagan Administration and the last US ambassador to the Soviet Union, told a packed audience that the reason he decided to write this book were the many misconceptions held as truths about how and when the Cold War ended. Too many comments distorted the events, Matlock said, at least the way he, as an insider in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations, saw and understood them.

Live Webcast/Book Launch--<i>Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran</i>

This event will be webcast live (audio only). To listen to the webcast, follow the links in the See Also box to the right of this screen.

About the authors

Malcolm Byrne is Deputy Director & Research Director of the George Washington University-based National Security Archive, where he runs the U.S.-Iran relations project. He is co-editor of The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History (The New Press, 1993) and The Chronology (Warner Books, 1987), among other publications.

LIVE WEBCAST/Book Launch--<i>Treasonable Doubt: The Harry Dexter White Spy Case</i>

To watch the video of this event, follow the links to the right of this screen in the See Also box.

Author Bruce Craig examines the controversial case of Harry Dexter White and explores the "ambiguities" that have haunted it for more than half a century. Historians Kai Bird and James Boughton will provide comments.

About the participants

<i>Book Launch</i> - Confronting Vietnam. Soviet Policy toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963

Ilya Gaiduk, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; James Hershberg, The George Washington University. Chair: Kathryn Weathersby, WWICS Public Policy Scholar