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Offsite Conference: Stalin and the Cold War, 1945-1953

September 23, 1999 // 6:30pmSeptember 26, 1999 // 7:00pm

Stalin and the Cold War, 1945-1953
September 23-26, 1999
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Co-sponsored and organized by:
The Cold War International History Project (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
Council of European Studies (Yale University)
International Security Studies (Yale University)
The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)

in collaboration with:
The Institute of General History (Russian Academy of Sciences)
The Cold War Studies Center (Russian Academy of Sciences)
The Stalin Era and Archives Research Project (University of Toronto)

with financial support from:
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Smith Richardson Foundation

Roundtable I: "Stalin and the Turn to 'Cold War'" (late 1944 to early 1947)
Geir Lundestad (The Norwegian Nobel Institute)
Vojtech Mastny (CWIHP/National Security Archive)
David Reynolds (Cambridge University)
Jonathan Haslam (Cambridge University)
Steven Miner (Ohio University)
Vladimir Pechatnov (MGIMO)
Fernande Scheid (Yale University)
Jochen Laufer (Center for Contemporary Research Potsdam)
Eduard Mark (US Air Force History Office)
Krzysztof Persak (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Norman Naimark (Stanford University)

Roundtable II: "Stalin and the Intensification of the Cold War" (early 1947 to late 1949)
Ivo Banac (Yale University)
Ilya Gaiduk (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Vladimir K. Volkov (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Mark Kramer (Harvard University)
Janos Rainer (Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution)
Leonid Gibianski (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Silvio Pons (Gramsci Institute)
Odd Arne Westad (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Alexander O. Chubarian (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Natalia I. Egorove (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Geir Lundestad (The Norwegian Nobel Institute)

Roundtable III: "Late Stalin and the Specter of World War III" (Spring 1950 to March 1953)
John L. Gaddis (Yale University)
Vladimir Pechatnov (MGIMO)
Valdimir Naumov (Center for Preservation of Contemporary Documentation, Moscow)
David Wolff (Council on Foreign Relations)
Kathryn Weathersby
Ilya Gaiduk (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Ruud van Dijk (Dickinson College)
Elke Scherstjanoi (Institute for Contemporary History Potsdam)
Galine Murashko (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Alexander Fursenko (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Jim Hershberg (George Washington University)

Roundtable IV: "The Many Faces of Josef Stalin"
A.O. Chubarian (Russian Academy of Sciences)
William Taubman (Amherst College)
John L. Gaddis (Yale University)
David Holloway (Stanford University)
Melvyn Leffler (University of Virginia)
Vojtech Mastny (CWIHP/National Security Archive)
Vladimir Naumov (Center for Preservation of Contemporary Documentation, Moscow)
Robert Tucket (Princeton University)
Vladislav Zubok (National Security Archive)

 

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