Events

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.

Power and Protest. Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente.

November 13, 2003 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Jeremi Suri, Assistant Professor in History at University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present findings from his latest book, Power and Protest. Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente. Comments by Melvyn Leffler and Vojtech Mastny.

Book Launch -- GULAG: A History

November 03, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Anne Applebaum, columnist, Washington Post

Book Launch---Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat

October 28, 2003 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Don Oberdorfer, former diplomatic correspondent, Washington Post; Lee H. Hamilton, president and director, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961

October 23, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Hope M. Harrison, Assistant Professor at The George Washington University, will present new findings from her upcoming book, Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961 (2003).

Stalinism for All Seasons. The History of the Romanian Communist Party

October 20, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Vladimir Tismaneanu, Professor of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park will be presenting new findings from his upcoming book, Stalinism for all Seasons.

Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby

October 06, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
John Prados presents his very detailed biography of former CIA spymaster William Colby.

The Sighet Memorial Museum

September 10, 2003 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Romulus Rusan, Director of the International Center for the Study of Communism and Vice-President of the Civic Academy Foundation will make a short presentation of the Sighet Memorial Museum.

Cold War Memory: Interpreting the Physical Legacy of the Cold War

September 08, 2003 // 9:00am6:00pm
On September 8 and 9, 2003, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project hosted a pioneering international conference on Cold War commemorative efforts. The meeting was co-sponsored by the Association of Air Force Missileers, the Cold War Museum, the German Historical Institute (Washington, DC), the Harry S. Truman Library, the Kennan Institute; in cooperation with the Norwegian Aviation Museum, the Eisenhower Foundation and Eisenhower Presidential Library, and the National Coalition for History; and with generous financial support from the Boeing Company and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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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

Codename Nikolaus

March 16, 2015 // 1:00pm2:00pm

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  • 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