September 24, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Fifty years ago, the world spent thirteen days transfixed as the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. engaged in a contest of wills over placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. Svetlana Savranskaya will discuss behind-the-scenes maneuvers by Soviet second-in-command Anastas Mikoyan, revealing that the crisis lasted into November and involved plans by the U.S.S.R. to leave tactical nuclear weapons in Cuba, foiled not by U.S. resolve, but by Fidel Castro’s own actions.
September 24, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
In "The Global Offensive," historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin offers new insights into the rise of the Palestine Liberation Organization in its full international context.
September 21, 2012 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
"Hanoi's War" takes the reader from the marshy swamps of the Mekong Delta to the bomb-saturated Red River Delta, from the corridors of power in Hanoi and Saigon to the Nixon White House, and from the peace negotiations in Paris to high-level meetings in Beijing and Moscow, all to reveal that peace never had a chance in Vietnam.
September 05, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History.
August 08, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
ECNU-WWICS Scholar Zhang Yang will give a presentation entitled "Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the American Cold War."
July 10, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Please join us on July 10 for the book launch of "Trilateralism and Beyond," which brings together a collection of essays by leading American, South Korean, and Japanese scholars that probe the historical dynamics formed and driven by the Korean security dilemma.
June 29, 2012 // 9:00am — July 01, 2012 // 5:15pm
Bringing together academics, diplomats, and newly declassified documentation, the conference will seek to determine how the Sino-Soviet split and the subsequent Sino-American engagement influenced Sino-European relations in the Cold War.
June 20, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
On June 20, Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Yuree Kim will present the results of her research conducted at the Woodrow Wilson Center from January through June 2012.
June 05, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
On June 5, Wilson Center History and Public Policy Scholar Sang-Yoon Ma will present on "Between Scylla and Charybdis: US Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972"
May 30, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In "Foundations of the American Century," Parmar sheds new light on the complex interrelations, shared mindsets and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony.
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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
- James Person // Senior Program Associate
- Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
- Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
- Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
- Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant