April 29, 2002 // 1:00am — 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.
CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann Participates in Historic Havana Conference on the 1961 Bay of Pigs Episode
March 21, 2001 // 11:00pm
March 02, 2001 // 12:00am — March 01, 2001 // 11:00pm
On 2-3 March 2001, CWIHP marked its tenth anniversary with a large conference that gathered over 100 scholars and representatives from cold war research groups around the world. The key note address "Cold Wars?" was delivered by Harvard historian Ernest May. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, now a Senior Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, spoke about the significance of "Cold War secrecy and its legacy."
September 23, 1999 // 6:30pm — September 26, 1999 // 7:00pm
September 21, 1999 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Ilya Gaiduk, Russian Academy of Sciences, Eduard Mark, US Air Force History Office, Vojtech Mastny, CWIHP/National Security Archive, Vladimir Pechatnov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and Kathryn Weathersby
August 26, 1999 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
July 11, 1999 // 4:30pm — August 05, 1999 // 5:00pm
January 06, 1999 // 2:30pm — 4:00pm
Anne H. Cahn, scholar in residence, American University, and Raymond L. Garthoff, the Brookings Institution.
November 09, 1998 // 8:00am — 4:00pm
December 31, 1969 // 2:00pm — March 23, 2005 // 4:30pm
Featuring: Salim Yaqub, Assistant Professor of History, University of Chicago