Events

A New Look Back: Reagan and the End of the Cold War

March 31, 2009 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
History and Public Policy Program
Webcast
Available
Watch

James Mann, author of The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War will discuss Ronald Reagan's foreign policy, critically examining the role that he played in drawing the Cold War to a close. The discussion will shed light on hidden aspects of American foreign policy, including previously undisclosed secret messages between Reagan and Moscow; internal White House intrigues; and battles with leading figures such as Nixon and Kissinger, who repeatedly questioned Reagan's unfolding diplomacy with Mikhail Gorbachev.

James Mann is Author-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS.) He is a former Washington Correspondent and Beijing Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times. His books include The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression (2007), Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (2004), About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton (1999), and Beijing Jeep (1989). Mann's latest book is The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War.

Share on Facebook

EMAIL UPDATES

Wilson Center Photo Gallery

Browse or share photos from the Wilson Center’s events.

To Attend an Event

Unless otherwise noted:

Meetings listed on this page are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted. All meetings take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Please see map and directions. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry.

To confirm time and place, contact Maria-Stella Gatzoulis on the day of the event: tel. (202) 691-4188. Check this page for the latest updates and notices.

Experts & Staff