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"New Evidence on the Slansky Affair"

Co-sponsored with East European Studies program

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

Containing Arab Nationalism

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

A Work in Progress Talk: Brazil and the Cuban Missile Crisis

6th Floor Board Room
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027

Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) has puzzled scholars and commentators. Some have claimed that it was a purely political maneuver, while others have explained it as a ruse conjured up by presidential advisers to weaken Soviet resolve.

Book Launch: <i>Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, North Korea and the Kim Dynasty</i>

At a book launch seminar at the Wilson Center on February 9 veteran journalist Bradley Martin discussed the detailed portrait of North Korea presented in his new book, Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty. Based on his quarter century of covering North Korea, Martin argued that the United States should end its enmity with this repressive state and George W. Bush is the person to do it.

<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.

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