April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
During a discussion held at the Wilson Center, Elidor Mëhilli argued that economic cooperation within the Soviet bloc should be viewed as a project of globalization characterized by intellectual and technical exchanges and implicit competition with the west. Mëhilli, a doctoral candidate in European and Eurasian history at Princeton University, focused on Albania, calling the small country in Southeast Europe an important laboratory for the "socialist experiment" and a useful case study to understand the nature of socialist exchange.
April 05, 2011 // 1:00pm — 4:30pm
A collection of recently declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents demonstrates that in the early 1980s the U.S. government learned quickly of new Warsaw Pact planning instruments and accurately assessed the role that the Soviet Union's Warsaw Pact allies were expected to play in a conflict in Europe.
March 11, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
On March 11, 2011 Idesbald Goddeeris will discuss his latest book which analyzes reaction to Solidarnosc in nine Western European countries and within the international trade union confederations.
March 10, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
In his latest book Jonathan Haslam makes the case that the Cold War was not stable, but was characterized by constant wars, near-wars, and political upheavals on both sides.
February 17, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
On April 14th, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced an end to the U.S.-led embargo on the People's Republic of China, a step which marked the beginning of Sino-American economic normalization and a new direction for U.S. foreign policy despite the absence of diplomatic relations with Beijing. During a work in progress presentation, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Dai Chaowu assessed the U.S. policy toward trade liberalization as an important element in Nixon's diplomacy and as a critical means of turning détente into a practical reality.
January 20, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Wilson Center senior scholar and former director of Radio Free Europe, A. Ross Johnson discussed his latest book which examines the first twenty years of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.
November 20, 2010 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Jörg Foth, DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian
November 19, 2010 // 4:00pm — 6:30pm
Robert Gerald Livingston, German Historical Institute, Peter Rollberg, Professor of Film Studies, The George Washington University, Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian
November 18, 2010 // 5:30pm — 7:30pm
Jonathan Skolnik, Professor, University of Massachusetts; Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian
November 17, 2010 // 4:00pm — 6:30pm
Benjamin Fischer, Former CIA History Staff; Bernd Schaefer, Senior Scholar, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center; Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian