Cold War Events

Book Discussion - Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

January 27, 2006 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa will discuss the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan--Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.

Book Discussion: Louis Johnson and the Arming of America

January 18, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
A discussion of of Louis A. Johnson—the controversial lawyer and politician who was FDR's architect of industrial mobilization on the eve of WW II and Truman's embattled secretary of defense at the outbreak of the Korean War.

North Korea Since 2000 and Prospects for Inter-Korean Relations

January 17, 2006 // 9:00am10:00am
Cold War International History Project
Video of this event is now online. A Director's Forum with Dr. Park Jae-kyu, President of Kyungnam University and Former Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea

Book Discussion: Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam

December 15, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Mark Atwood Lawrence explores the process by which the Western powers set aside their fierce disagreements over colonialism and extended the Cold War fight into the Third World.

Film Screening: Between the Lines

December 14, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
The story of an East German border soldier who shot his comrade at the Berlin Wall inorder to escape to West Berlin.

Live Webcast--Denmark in the Cold War: National Security Policy and the International Environment, 1945-1991.

December 07, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Svend Åge Christensen presents the main findings of a recently published report on Denmark and the Cold War.

Live Webcast: Congress and the Cold War

December 01, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Cold War International History Project
A roundtable discussion on new scholarship and research on Congress and the Cold War

Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley

October 26, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Discover the Cold War story of Joel Barr and Alfred Sarant, comrades who spied for the Soviet Union during World War II as members of Julius Rosenberg's espionage operation and later fled behind the Iron Curtain, where they were among the founders of the Soviet microelectronics and computer industries. Through his personal access to Barr and newly declassified documents, Steven Usdin sheds new light on the motives and tradecraft of American espionage agents, and the significance of the technology that the Rosenberg group gave to the Soviet Union. He will describe failed FBI counter-intelligence blunders that could have halted the flow of intelligence to the Soviets and describe the previously unknown American origins of the Soviet Silicon Valley. Audio of this event is now available.
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Live Webcast: The Cold War and Contemporary Conflict - Lessons From The Past

October 21, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Saki Ruth Dockrill, James Carafano, and Tom Nichols will hold a roundtable discussion on connections between the end of the Cold War and present conflicts. Video for this event is now available.

Hungary in the Soviet Empire, 1945-1956: New Evidence, New Interpretations

October 07, 2005 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Laszlo Borhi, currently Holder of the Hungarian Chair, Indiana University, will discuss the major conclusions of his recent book, Hungary in the Cold War, 1945-1956 (Central European University Press, 2004). Based on new archival evidence, the book examines Soviet Empire building in Hungary and the American response.

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