Events

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

October 07, 2005 // 12:00pm1:30pm
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.

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

September 28, 2005 // 4:00pm6:00pm
With author Trudy Huskamp PetersonFinal Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by the 20 truth commissions that have completed the work of examining and reporting on the abuses of deposed regimes.

The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World,Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive

September 27, 2005 // 4:00pm6:00pm
with author Christopher Andrew, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Cambridge University. Drawing on the treasure trove of secrets revealed by the Mitrokhin archive--which has been described by the FBI as "the most complete and extensive intelligence ever achieved from any source"--The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World - Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive (Basic Books; September 20, 2005) corroborates previously disclosed information and reveals stark new insights into KGB operations in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East from the start of the Cold War through the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and beyond. Video is now available.

Prospects for Creating a Multilateral Security Structure in Northeast Asia

September 14, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Drawing on extensive experience creating multilateral security structures for Europe and long study of Korean security issues, Amb. Goodby will discuss whether the time is ripe to begin to create a multilateral security structure for Northeast Asia.

Book Launch: "Looking Back at LBJ: White House Politics in a New Light"

June 22, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Featuring Mitchell Lerner, Ohio State University; Mark Lawrence, University of Texas at Austin; David Shreve, University of Virginia; and Peter Hahn, Ohio State University

Book Launch: "A Cardboard Castle? An Inside History of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991"

June 09, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Featuring Malcolm Byrne, National Security Archive; and Vojtech Mastny, Woodrow Wilson CenterComments by Gen William Odom, US Army (ret.) and Lawrence Kaplan, Kent State University.

Book Launch -- The Ransom of the Jews. The Story of the Extraordinary Secret Bargain between Romania and Israel

June 01, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
a discussion with author Radu Ioanid and former US Ambassador to Romania Alfred H. Moses

"Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam"

May 25, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Featuring Gareth Porter, Independet Scholar; Commentary by John Prados, National Security Archive

Czechoslovakia, 1948-1951: A Problem of Intelligence

May 11, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Igor Lukes, Professor of History, Boston University and 2004-2005 Wilson Center Fellow

CANCELLED Book Launch: Red Acropolis, Black Terror: The Greek Civil War and the Origins of Soviet-American Rivalry, 1943-1949

May 06, 2005 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Featuring author Andre Gerolymatos, Simon Fraser University

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Experts & Staff

  • 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