Diplomatic History News

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Apply for the Summer 2012 Nuclear Boot Camp

Feb 20, 2012
Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the second-annual Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days in the last half of June 2012.

"The Week That Changed the World:" The 40th Anniversary of President Nixon's China Trip

Feb 17, 2012
In 1972, President Nixon became the first U.S. President to visit the People's Republic of China. Forty years later, the impact of that historic trip is still evident, as the U.S.-China relationship extends to economics, security, and climate. “The relationship we have now with China is the most important one we have in the world,” said Douglas Spelman, deputy director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. He predicts the many positives of bilateral cooperation will outweigh the negatives of such historically contentious issues as human rights, Taiwan, and religious freedom.

Call for papers: France and the German Question

Feb 06, 2012
Call for papers for "France and the German Question, 1945-1990," February 7-9, 2013

NKIDP Offsite Conference: “North Korea’s Cold War”

Jan 27, 2012
The North Korea International Documentation Project and The Ohio State University are pleased to announce an upcoming conference entitled North Korea’s Cold War.

Call for Papers: European Summer School on Cold War History

Jan 25, 2012
Fourth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 5-8 September 2012

The First Visit to Burma by an American Secretary of State

Dec 19, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit last month to Burma (Myanmar) broke new ground in Washington’s often tortuous relationship with that country. Wilson Center Fellow Kenton Clymer reminds us that Clinton was not the first secretary of state to make a surprise trip to Burma. Clymer is a Distinguished Research Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.

NPIHP Research Update Covered in South Asian Media

Dec 06, 2011
Several articles appeared in South Asian newspapers covering William Burr's latest Research Update, "The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974."

Radio Free Europe: 60 Years in the Service of Free Poland

Dec 06, 2011
The first in a series of several events planned in Poland to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the inauguration of Radio Free Europe's Polish broadcasts from Munich on May 3, 1952.

Australia Declassifies Documents on US Nuclear Posture Review

Nov 29, 2011
Recently declassified Australian Department of Defence documents detail Australia's contributions to the 2010 US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) as well as official analysis of the NPRs effects on Australian security following the report's April 2010 release.

CWIHP Welcomes New Scholar Zhao Jike

Nov 17, 2011
CWIHP is pleased to welcome new scholar Zhao Jike to the Wilson Center. During his time at the Center, his research will focus on the United States Information Agency and its role in implementing US policy towards the Soviet Union between 1953 and 1963.

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