Events

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.

CWIHP Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary with "Summit" Meeting

March 02, 2001 // 12:00amMarch 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."

Offsite Conference: Stalin and the Cold War, 1945-1953

September 23, 1999 // 6:30pmSeptember 26, 1999 // 7:00pm

Stalin and the Cold War: New Revelations from the Russian Archives

September 21, 1999 // 3:30pm5:30pm
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

Offsite Conference: New Sources and Findings on Cold War International History

July 11, 1999 // 4:30pmAugust 05, 1999 // 5:00pm

Killing Detente

January 06, 1999 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Anne H. Cahn, scholar in residence, American University, and Raymond L. Garthoff, the Brookings Institution.

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Upcoming Events

Australia and the Bomb

January 28, 2015 // 2:00pm3:30pm

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