Wilson Center Experts

Betty Dessants

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
United States
Professor, Shippensburg University
Wilson Center Project(s):
The American Academic Community and United States-Soviet Union Relations: The Research and Analysis Branch and its Legacy, 1941 - 1949
Jul 01, 1993
Aug 01, 1993

Project Summary

relationship between American universities, the federal government, and the origins of the Cold War during the period 1941-1949 focused on the Soviet Division of the Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services during the period 1941-1945, and the Division’s legacy in the State Department, CIA, and American universities between 1946 and 1949 how the relationship between the federal government and universities influenced foreign policy and political decision-making with regard to the Soviet Union. university; federal government; academia; area studies