Events

Live Webcast: Congress and the Cold War

December 01, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A roundtable discussion on new scholarship and research on Congress and the Cold War

South Africa: The Foundations for a Successful Democratic Transition

November 18, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Conversation with Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, veteran of the South African liberation struggle, African National Congress (ANC) leader, and former Parliamentary Counselor to President Nelson Mandela.
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Live Webcast: The Cold War and Contemporary Conflict - Lessons From The Past

October 21, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Saki Ruth Dockrill, James Carafano, and Tom Nichols will hold a roundtable discussion on connections between the end of the Cold War and present conflicts. Video for this event is now available.

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

September 28, 2005 // 4:00pm6:00pm
With author Trudy Huskamp PetersonFinal Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by the 20 truth commissions that have completed the work of examining and reporting on the abuses of deposed regimes.

The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World,Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive

September 27, 2005 // 4:00pm6:00pm
with author Christopher Andrew, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Cambridge University. Drawing on the treasure trove of secrets revealed by the Mitrokhin archive--which has been described by the FBI as "the most complete and extensive intelligence ever achieved from any source"--The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World - Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive (Basic Books; September 20, 2005) corroborates previously disclosed information and reveals stark new insights into KGB operations in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East from the start of the Cold War through the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and beyond. Video is now available.

Prospects for Creating a Multilateral Security Structure in Northeast Asia

September 14, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Drawing on extensive experience creating multilateral security structures for Europe and long study of Korean security issues, Amb. Goodby will discuss whether the time is ripe to begin to create a multilateral security structure for Northeast Asia.

The Use of Influence: American Diplomacy in Russia's Neighborhood

June 29, 2005 // 12:00pm1:30am
James Goodby, Former US Ambassador to Finland and Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow, currently affiliated with the Brookings InstitutionDiscussants:Blair Ruble, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center;Ambassador Craig Dunkerley, Former Foreign Service Officer and Current Adjunct Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University;Nancy Lubin, President, JNA Associates, Inc., Senior Fellow for Eurasia, American Foreign Policy Council and former Wilson Center Fellow (1990-91)

Live Webcast--Edward Teller: Science and National Security

October 25, 2004 // 1:30pm4:00pm
The Department of Energy Office of History and Heritage Resources and the History and Public Policy Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center are organizing a symposium on Edward Teller's legacy to the US science community and US national security. The event will be opened by The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center, and The Honorable Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy. The panel discussion will be moderated by C. Bruce Tarter, Director Emeritus of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Book Launch: Defending the Rights of Others : The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938

October 19, 2004 // 4:00am5:30pm
with author Carole Fink, Distinguished Humanities Professor in History, Ohio State University; Revson Fellow, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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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 // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant