History

The Holocaust and Russian Historical Memory: WWII According to Moscow

Russia presents itself today as a bulwark against rising global anti-Semitism and Holocaust distortion and also as a safe haven for Jews. It bases this narrative on the Soviet Union’s decisive role in crushing the anti-Semitic Nazi regime in World War II. Yet both the history and present-day politics surrounding these issues present a far more complex picture. Kiril Feferman, an Israeli historian of the Holocaust and Eastern Europe, reflected on Russia’s history of anti-Semitism and contemporary political entanglements as they relate to the Holocaust and World War II.

Restoring Memory of the Jewish Past in Russia, Poland and Ukraine

This panel is part of the Council of American Jewish Museums' 2018 Annual Conference day at the Wilson Center.

Today, material traces of Jewish life are disappearing rapidly in the post-Soviet space; vanishing along with them is the memory of Jewish presence in the region. This session will ask: what remains of that Jewish past and how is it being represented? How is the history of the Holocaust represented there—where such history was suppressed for decades? What role can American-Jewish museums play, if any, in assisting such efforts?

Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

The industrial revolution is often credited to Britain’s unique genius for invention and enterprise. Through the story of the Galton family - a Quaker family and Britain’s most prominent gunmakers in the eighteenth century - Professor Satia argues that it was in fact war that drove the Industrial Revolution.

Lasting Peace? - Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance 65 Years After the Armistice Agreement

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 09:00
Venue: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies (1F, Main Auditorium) in Seoul, South Korea

U.S. Film Premiere and Discussion: "The Right to Memory"

“The Right to Memory” documents Arseny Roginsky's reflections on himself and his country. Roginsky was one of Russia's most distinguished public intellectuals and was an historian, a former political prisoner, and a co-founder of Memorial, which this fall celebrates 30 years since its founding.

Islamic Law, the Nation State, and the Case of Pakistan

In recent decades, ambivalence toward modernity, along with the promise of justice and morality, have led to efforts in some Muslim-majority countries to partially “Islamize” the state. Pakistan presents an important case study. Pakistan’s Islamization program in the 1970s and 1980s promised increased justice and other public goods by virtue of laws purportedly rooted in revelation. This program has resulted in some controversial outcomes, such as Pakistan’s blasphemy law.

Pointing to the Emerging Soviet Dead Ends: NATO Analysis of the Soviet Economy, 1971-1982

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CWIHP Working Paper 87

Pointing to the Emerging Soviet Dead Ends: NATO Analysis of the Soviet Economy, 1971-1982

Evnathis Hatzivassiliou
October 2018

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