October 06, 2004 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
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."
September 21, 2004 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
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.
June 17, 2004 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
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.
June 08, 2004 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Author Bruce Craig examines the controversial case of Harry Dexter White and explores the "ambiguities" that have haunted it for more than half a century. Historians Kai Bird and James Boughton will provide comments. This event was webcast. The video is available here.
April 28, 2004 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Author Ilya Gaiduk, former WWICS Fellow, will present his findings from the Russian Archives during a seminar launching his recently published book Confronting Vietnam. Soviet Policy towards the Indochina Conflict, 1954-1963. A reception will follow.
April 19, 2004 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Dennis Deletant, Professor of Romanian Studies at London University College will discuss the conclusions of CWIHP Working Paper #43, "Romania and the Warsaw Pact," which he authored with Mihail Ionescu. Comments will be provided by Ernest Latham, Department of State
March 29, 2004 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Andrzej Paczkowski, Author, Professor, Institute for Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Science and former Wilson Center Fellow; Chair: Tom Blanton, Director, National Security Archives, George Washington University; Commentator: Bronislaw Misztal, Professor of Sociology, Catholic University
March 18, 2004 // 1:30pm — March 17, 2004 // 11:00pm
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents ResidentFulbright Scholar Dr. Ana Lalaj in a talk titled, "ALBANIA IN THE WARSAWPACT." This event is cosponsored by the Cold War International History Project.
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
February 24, 2004 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Author Steve Coll, managing editor of The Washington Post, discusses the findings of his latest book on the CIA's involvement in the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and gave rise to bin Laden's al Qaeda. To view the video feed of the discussion, please click on the "Event Summary" link below.
February 05, 2004 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm