On 19-21 April 2012, the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme (CWSP) hosted the 10th Annual LSE-GWU-UCSB Graduate Conference on the Cold War which showcased the work of 23 Ph.D. students from across the world. Speakers included Gregg Brazinsky, Holger Nehring, Roham Alvandi, Anne Deighton, James Ellison, Matt Jones, David Priestland and IDEAS co-director Arne Westad.
The North Korea International Documentation Project is currently accepting internship applications for Spring 2012.
In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea.
CWIHP is pleased to announce publication of the first-ever Critical Oral History on Southern Africa in the Cold War era. Drawing together leading former antagonists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, the former Soviet Union and with representation from Cuba, this volume combines moderated discussion from contemporary actors, combined with academic analysis and new key multi-archival documents. The volume is an important contribution to study of the complexity of the Cold War in the region's liberation struggles versus white minority resistance.
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 9, "Zhou Enlai and China's Response to the Korean War," is introduced by Charles Kraus and includes 34 translations of Chinese documents which open a new chapter in the diplomatic and military history of the Korean War.
The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Ratiu Center for Democracy, and the Ratiu Family Charitable Foundation, are pleased to announce that Eleonora Cercavschi is the 2008 Recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. Mrs. Cercavschi is the principal of Stefan the Great High School (Stefan Cel Mare Si Sfint Lyceum) in Grigoriopol, Moldova. The award will be presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on December 4, 2008, during the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture.
Nuclear Boot Camp participant Mara Drogan has completed her Ph.D. with distinction at the University at Albany. Her dissertation title is 'Atoms for Peace, US Foreign Policy, and the Globalization of Nuclear Technology, 1953-1960.'