Events

From Lisbon to Lisbon: Afghanistan and Russia as Test Cases for the new EU Foreign Policy

June 24, 2010 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Two new positions introduced by the Lisbon Treaty will significantly affect EU's ability to conduct foreign policy: the permanent Presidency of the European Union and the appointment of a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Anne-Marie Le Gloannec argued that the EU's ability to formulate and execute a common foreign policy foreign remains questionable because the Lisbon Treaty "does not simplify representation; does not conjure up coherence; and does not muster will." Given these problems, she argued that Europeans should continue to develop institutions and cooperative representation outside the scope of EU institutions.

New Documents and New Histories: Twenty-First Century Perspectives on the Korean War (Off-site Event)

June 16, 2010 // 2:00pm6:15pm
Document Release: CD-ROMs containing the newly released documents will be distributed at the press conference and the conference.
Webcast

The Black Bats: CIA Spy Flights Over China From Taiwan 1951-1969

June 14, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Chris Pocock, Author; Mark Stout, Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar
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Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement

June 07, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Justin Vaïsse, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and Director of Research, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution; James Mann, Author-in-Residence, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Samuel F. Wells, Jr., Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
Webcast

The Evolution of NATO: the 2010 Strategic Concept and Beyond

May 21, 2010 // 9:00am5:00pm
Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown in size, but in many other ways has not fully adapted to the post-Cold War world. The 2010 Strategic Concept attempts to address the increasingly complex threats facing the allies, including nuclear terrorism, cyber crime, and global climate change, as well as the institutional changes necessary to maintain NATO's relevance in the 21st Century. This conference explored this new security environment. Participants offered assessments of the new Strategic Concept, which was released on May 17, 2010.
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Mayday 1960: Reassessing the U-2 Shoot Down

April 28, 2010 // 1:30pm5:30pm
Charles P. Wilson, former U-2 Pilot, Chris Pocock, Author, 50 Years of the U-2; Dino Brugioni, All-Source Analyst, (ret.) National Photographic Interpretation Center; Martin Sherwin, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Giles Whittell, Washigton Correspondent, The Times of London; Matthew Aid, Visiting Fellow, National Security Archive; Svetlana Savranskaya Director of Russian Programs, National Security Archive
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Book Discussion: The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties

April 21, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Author Martin Klimke, Research Fellow, German Historical Institute; Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Jeremy Varon, Associate Professor of History, The New School for Social Research
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Mitterrand, the End of the Cold War, and German Unification

April 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Frederic Bozo, Professor of Contemporary History and International Relations, University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Stephen Szabo, Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy
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The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order

March 04, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
David Ekbladh, Assistant Professor of History, Tufts University, and Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; John W. Sewell Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Discussion: There Is No Freedom Without Bread! 1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism

January 11, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Constantine Pleshakov, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies and Critical Social Thought, Mount Holyoke College

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
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  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project