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A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950

The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest is pleased to announce it has recently  published A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950 edited by Csaba Bekes, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center and visiting professor at Columbia University.

Visit The Cold War History Research Center's website to read the publication in full.

European Studies Welcomes Title VIII Research Scholar Alice Freifeld

The European Studies Program is happy to announce our new Title VIII Research Scholar, Alice Freifeld. She will be in residence at the Wilson Center until July 2012, working on a project tentatively entitled “Displaced Hungarian Jewish Identity, 1945-48.”

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Background Information: East European Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research are soliciting applications for the twenty fourth annual training seminar for junior scholars in East European studies, to be held during August, 2012. All domestic transportation, accommodation and meal costs will be covered by the sponsors.

Summer Research Opportunities in East European Studies

European Studies at the Wilson Center is offering two summer research programs in East European Studies:


East European Studies Summer Research Scholarships

Deadline: Applications for the Summer Research Scholarships must be received by March 1, 2012. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

The Hungarian "Exception": Lessons in Political Economy

Could Hungary's experience as a European Union member state be instructive? During the past decade the country's macroeconomic policies were characterized by sharp changes first under a socialist and later under a center-right government. George Kopits, Wilson Center Senior Scholar and former chair of Hungary's Fiscal Council, will assess the country's fiscal and monetary policies, as well as its overall economic performance and institution-building efforts against the backdrop of the deepening European financial crisis.