Nikita Khrushchev and the End of the Soviet Bloc: The Impact of the Secret Speech on East Central Europe

March 01, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Charles Gati, European Studies Professor and Foreign Policy Institute Fellow, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Political Science, University of Maryland

Live Webcast: Reconsidering the Cold War

February 02, 2006 // 9:00am10:00am
Author John Lewis Gaddis will discuss his new book The Cold War: A New History

Live Webcast/Book Discussion: Mitterrand, the End of the Cold War, and German Unification: From Yalta to Maastricht

February 01, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Video of this event is now available.

Book Discussion - Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

January 27, 2006 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Tsuyoshi Hasegawa will discuss the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan--Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.

Book Discussion: Louis Johnson and the Arming of America

January 18, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A discussion of of Louis A. Johnson—the controversial lawyer and politician who was FDR's architect of industrial mobilization on the eve of WW II and Truman's embattled secretary of defense at the outbreak of the Korean War.

North Korea Since 2000 and Prospects for Inter-Korean Relations

January 17, 2006 // 9:00am10:00am
Video of this event is now online. A Director's Forum with Dr. Park Jae-kyu, President of Kyungnam University and Former Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea

Book Discussion: Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam

December 15, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Mark Atwood Lawrence explores the process by which the Western powers set aside their fierce disagreements over colonialism and extended the Cold War fight into the Third World.

Film Screening: Between the Lines

December 14, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The story of an East German border soldier who shot his comrade at the Berlin Wall inorder to escape to West Berlin.


Upcoming Events

Australia and the Bomb

January 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm

Greece and EEC Membership: Was it a Mistake?

February 03, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm

Nuclear Bargains Reviewed

February 13, 2015 // 1:00pm2:30pm

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
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • 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