Events

Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage

April 15, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
A Director's Forum with Philip Taubman, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The New York Times and two-time Polk award-winner

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman

March 25, 2003 // 2:30pm5:00pm
The Cold War International History Project and the Kennan Institute present author William Taubman, Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution, and jounalist Daniel Schorr to discuss Khrushchev: The Man and His Era.

The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950

March 07, 2003 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Charles Armstrong will present his new book, "The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950." A discussion will follow chaired by Dr. Katharine Moon and featuring comments by Selig S. Harrison and Dr. Kathryn Weathersby.

The Rise and Fall of the Brezhnev Doctrine in Soviet Foreign Policy

January 29, 2003 // 2:30pm4:00pm
The Rise and Fall of the Brezhnev Doctrine in Soviet Foreign Policy studies the collapse of Soviet control in Eastern Europe between 1968 and 1989, focusing especially on the Solidarity uprisings in Poland. Using firsthand testimony and new archival findings, it attempts a reassessment of Soviet foreign policy during this period.Comments will be provided by Charles Gati (SAIS).

Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean during the Cold War

November 07, 2002 // 12:00amNovember 06, 2002 // 11:00pm

Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1989
03-05 October, 2002

October 04, 2002 // 1:00am12:00am
The conference brought together Romanian and Western scholars to discuss new evidence declassified from the archives of the Romanian Communist Party, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense.

NATO, the Warsaw Pact and the Rise of Detente
26-29 September 2002

September 26, 2002 // 1:00am12:00am
The international conference organized by CIMA and co-sponsored by CWIHP, the Miller Center and PHP brought together scholars from the US, Europe and the former Soviet Union to share newly declassified archival evidence on NATO and the Warsaw Pact and discuss the policies which led to the rise of detente during the Johnson and Nixon Administrations

Towards an International History of the War in Afghanistan, 1979-89
29-30 April 2002

April 29, 2002 // 1:00amApril 30, 2002 // 12:00am
What was behind the Soviet decision in December 1979 to invade Afghanistan? And why did Mikhail Gorbachev pull out Soviet troops 10 years later? What was the role of the U.S. covert assistance program, in particular the Stinger missiles? What role did CIA intelligence play? These were just some of the questions behind a major international conference organized in April by the Wilson Center's COLD WAR INTERNATIONAL HISTORY PROJECT (CWIHP) in cooperation with the Center's ASIA PROGRAM and KENNAN INSTITUTE, George Washington University's Cold War Group, and the National Security Archive. Designed as a "critical oral history" conference, the discussions centered on newly released and translated U.S., Russian, Bulgarian, German, Czech, and Hungarian documents on the war. Conference participants included former Soviet officials and National Security Council (NSC), State Department, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials from the Carter, Bush, and Reagan administrations, as well as scholarly experts from around the world.

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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