Events

Call for Papers - The Cold War on Film: Then and Now

An international conference on ‘The Cold War on Film: Then and Now’ will be held at the German Historical Institute in Moscow, Russia, on 19-20 September 2014. The conference is supported by Wilson Center in Washington, DC, the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and the German Historical Institute in Moscow.

Cold War Lessons for Dealing with Russia

CWIHP Public Policy Scholar Sergey Radchenko writes in the National Interest on the situation in Crimea and parallels between the current crisis and the Cold War.

The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November

Sergo A. Mikoyan and Svetlana Savranskaya rewrite conventional history based on secret transcripts of top-level diplomacy undertaken by the number-two Soviet leader, Anastas Mikoyan, to settle the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. The "missiles of October" and "13 days" were only half the story: the nuclear crisis actually stretched well into November 1962.

New Publication by CWIHP Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer

Confronting the GDR's communist past was the subject of much public discourse in a Germany reunified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. The federal parliament of a reunited Germany saw "a public duty to address, and possibly redress, the manifold issues of injustice and repression committed during GDR times."

Cold War Memory: Interpreting the Physical Legacy of the Cold War

On September 8 and 9, 2003, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project hosted a pioneering international conference on Cold War commemorative efforts. The meeting was co-sponsored by the Association of Air Force Missileers, the Cold War Museum, the German Historical Institute (Washington, DC), the Harry S. Truman Library, the Kennan Institute; in cooperation with the Norwegian Aviation Museum, the Eisenhower Foundation and Eisenhower Presidential Library, and the National Coalition for History; and with generous financial support from the Boeing Company and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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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