History

Development and Dystopia: Studies in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Eastern Europe

This book dissects—from both philosophical and empirical viewpoints—the peculiar developmental challenges, geopolitical contexts, and dystopic stalemates that post-Soviet societies face during their transition to new political and cultural orders. The principal geographical focus of the essays is Ukraine, but most of the assembled texts are also relevant and/or refer to other post-Soviet countries.

Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War

Argentina’s Missing Bones is the first comprehensive English-language work of historical scholarship on the 1976–83 military dictatorship and Argentina’s notorious experience with state terrorism during the so-called dirty war. It examines this history in a single but crucial place: Córdoba, Argentina’s second largest city. A site of thunderous working-class and student protest prior to the dictatorship, it later became a place where state terrorism was particularly cruel. Considering the legacy of this violent period, James P.

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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