Events

Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

February 23, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm

Live Webcast--Edward Teller: Science and National Security

October 25, 2004 // 1:30pm4:00pm
The Department of Energy Office of History and Heritage Resources and the History and Public Policy Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center are organizing a symposium on Edward Teller's legacy to the US science community and US national security. The event will be opened by The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center, and The Honorable Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy. The panel discussion will be moderated by C. Bruce Tarter, Director Emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Book Launch -- Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire

October 06, 2004 // 3:30pm5:00pm
A roundtable discussion with Witney Schneidman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in the Clinton Administration and author of Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal's Colonial Empire. Schneidman's book was recently characterized in Foreign Affairs as "a must-read for anyone interested in decolonization or Cold War diplomacy," and "the definitive diplomatic history of U.S.-Portuguese relations in the 1960s and 1970s, in the context of Portugal's 1974 revolution and the end of its African empire."

Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended

September 21, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The last US Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack F. Matlock Jr. discusses his recent book Reagan and Gorbachev : How the Cold War Ended. National Security Archive Director Thomas S. Blanton will provide comments.

Live Webcast/Book Launch--Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran

June 17, 2004 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Editors Mark J. Gasiorowski and Malcolm Byrne will present findings from their recent collaboration Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran. The book examines the turbulent political climate that prevailed in Iran during Mosaddeq's tenure, the strategic considerations that led U.S. officials to opt for a coup, and the details of the coup itself. Based on exhaustive research, this is an authoritative account of the tragic events that led to the overthrow of Mosaddeq, including recent declassification of CIA documents regarding the 1953 coup that overthrew Mohammad Mossadeq's government in Iran.

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