Events

Albania in the Warsaw Pact

March 18, 2004 // 1:30pmMarch 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 // 2:30pm4:00pm
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.

Computers and the Cold War

February 05, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm

Book Launch--Toward Nuclear Abolition. A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971 to Present

January 09, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Author Lawrence S. Wittner, Professor of History at the State University of New York, Albany, will present his new book, Toward Nuclear Abolition. A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971 to the Present. This is the final volume in the Struggle for the Bomb Trilogy

Book Launch--The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon-Era Strategy

January 08, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Jeffrey Kimball, professor of history at Miami University, will present his new book The Vietnam War Files: Uncovering the Secret History of Nixon-Era Strategy

The European Security Issue and the Turning Points in Trans-Atlantic Relations from Eisenhower to Reagan

December 15, 2003 // 4:00pm5:00pm
NATO effectiveness depends on greatly on US military power. The choice to become dependent on the US's ability to deter Soviet aggression implied the acceptance of a political subordination. When European and US interest no longer coincided, tensions erupted between the allies. The European security issue offers a privileged standpoint to analyze the development of trans-Atlantic relations.

Watergate: The Presidential Scandal that Shook America

December 08, 2003 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Keith W. Olson, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, presents his new book, Watergate: The Presidential Scandal that Shook AmericaThis event is organized by the Cold War International History Project and is co-sponsored by the Division of US Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center.This event has been rescheduled for a different time. The correct time is 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Dec. 8.

Book Launch -- Cultural Exchange and the Cold War: Raising the Iron Curtain

November 24, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Yale Richmond, author, Washington, D.C., and former Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Peace At Any Price? New Evidence on Lyndon Johnson's Final Efforts to End the War in Vietnam.

November 20, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Kent Sieg, Editor of the Foreign Relations of the United States volumes on Vietnam during the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration will present new evidence from the US archives.

Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy Toward Russia After the Cold War

November 18, 2003 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Authors James M. Goldgeier and Michael McFaul will present their recently published book on US foreign policy towards Russia after the Cold War. The book traces the formulation and evolution of American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union and Russia during the tumultuous and uncertain decade following the end of the Cold War. It examines how American decisionmakers--particularly in the executive branch--coped with the opportunities and challenges presented by a new Russia.This event is organized by the Cold War International History Project and co-sponsored by the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University. A reception will follow the authors' presentation.

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