Cold War Experts

Research Fellow, Lithuanian Institute of History, and Fulbright Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
Michael J. Zak Professor of History for US-China Relations, Department of History, Cornell University
Chen Jian is a leading scholar in modern Chinese history, history of Chinese-American relations, and Cold War international history. He is Michael J. Zak Professor of History for US-China Relations at Cornell University, where he has taught since 2005. He will be joining New York University/New York University-Shanghai as Distinguished Global Network Professor of History in Fall 2014. He is also Z...
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe
A. Ross Johnson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Archive Project at Hoover, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson  International Center for Scholars.Johnson was a senior executive of RFE/RL from 1988 to 2002, serving as director  of Radio Free Europe, director of the RFE/RL Research Institute, and acting president...
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Associate Professor, Center for International Issue Studies
I am an associate professor as a tutor for graduate student in the Center for International Issue Studies of College of Administration of Jiangsu Province. I had been a post-doctoral researcher in Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, studying Sino-US disagreements in the causes of the international financial crisis since 2008 and the Strategy of US "returnin...
Woodrow Wilson Center
Christian F. Ostermann is director of the History and Public Policy Program (HAPP) as well as the director of the Global Europe Program (GE) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Under his purview as director of HAPP and GE, Ostermann also oversees the Cold War International History Program (CWIHP), the European Energy Security Initiative (EESI), the North Korea I...
Ph.D. Student, Shaanxi Normal University
Mr. Pan Ning is a Ph.D student of History who concentrates on the Cold War in School of History and Civilization, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an. He got the master degree from Shaanxi Normal University and earned a bachelor's degree from Weifang University. He is interested in U.S. foreign relations and, recently, the Civil Defense Policy of the cold war era.
James F. Person is the Senior Program Associate for the History and Public Policy Program and coordinator of the North Korea International Documentation Project. Person is editor of the NKIDP Working Paper Series and co-editor of the Cold War International History Project Bulletin and History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series. Person has worked as a consultant on hi...
Independent Scholar, Nerlin; Historical Researcher and Acting Project Director, BStU, Berlin.
Dr. Douglas Selvage currently serves as acting director for the historical research project, “The GDR, the Ministry for State Security, and the CSCE Process, 1973-1989,” in the Education and Research Division of the Office of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records in Berlin. He has published widely on the CSCE process, Polish-German relations under communism, and the history of...
University Professor of History, George Mason University
Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Before moving to GMU in 2007 he was the Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University for 27 years. His recent book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography, the National...

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