Cold War Experts

Program Manager and Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University
Michael Kofman spent years managing professional military education programs and military to military engagements for senior officers at National Defense University.  There he served as a subject matter expert and adviser to military and government officials on issues in Russia/Eurasia. He has represented the Department of Defense in a number of track one and track two efforts with Russia and...
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Diana Negroponte is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Formerly a trade lawyer and professor of history, Diana Negroponte focuses on Latin America at the Brookings Institution. She researches and writes about the New Left, populism and the relationship between criminal gangs and state institutions. Diana Negroponte holds a doctorate in government from Georgetown University. She also stu...
Associate Professor, Center for International Issue Studies, Jiangsu Provincial College of Administration.
Dr. Weigan Niu is associate professor at the Center for International Issue Studies of College of Administration of Jiangsu Province. Niu was previously a post-doctoral researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, studying Sino-US conflicts following the 2008 international financial crisis and the US “rebalancing to Asia.” He also completed a post-doc at Nanjing University where he e...
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 Deputy Director 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 historical...
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...
Professor of History, Michigan State University.
Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu is a professor of American History at Michigan State University. Her area of expertise is the history of the United States' engagement with the world and she has published extensively on the United States' relations with East Asia, particularly Japan, since the late 19th century. Her approach to historical study is multidisciplinary, encompassing multiple subfields (...

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