On June 5, author Thomas Alan Schwartz will discuss his latest book, Lyndon Johnson and Europe: In the Shadow of Vietnam, where he attempts to revise the perception of LBJ as the "ugly american" and instead suggests that LBJ's conduct of diplomacy in Europe deserves recognition as one of the most important achievements of his presidency.
CWIHP is pleased to announce three panels at the forthcoming Annual Meeting of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, to be held June 6-8, 2003 at George Washington University.
CWIHP and GWCW hosted a daylong workshop that convened a select group of Korea specialists from academia, research centers, and government agencies in the United States, the Republic of Korea and Eastern Europe. Participants analyzed the significance of the large collection of documents on North Korean foreign and domestic affairs uncovered by the Korea Initiative from Russian, East German, Czech and Hungarian archives.
New Volume in CWIHP Book Series AvailableMar 17, 2003
Ilya Gaiduk, former CWIHP Fellow and Kennan Institute ECA Regional Exchange Scholar publishes the new volume in the CWIHP Books Series. Based on extensive research in the Russian archives, this book examines the Soviet approach to the Vietnam conflict between the 1954 Geneva conference on Indochina and late 1963, when the conflict was radically transformed. For more information or to order a copy, [CLICK HERE]
The Cold War International History Project and The George Washington University are partners in an ongoing NEH-supported collaboration to train high school teachers in recent advances in Cold War historiography and to build a website extension to store and display online resources. A summer seminar for high school teachers held last year on the GWU campus is taking place again this summer. Read the article by Emmett Berg in the March/April 2003 issue of Humanities. Click on the title above to read the article on the NEH website or see below.
3/3/03--The Cold War International History Project and its Bulgarian partner, the "Cold War Research Group-Bulgaria" are pleased to announce the publication of a new CD-ROM on "Bulgaria and the Cold War. Documents from Todor Zhivkov's Personal Records." Containing never-before published documents from the personal archive of Bulgaria's former Communist dictator Todor Zhivkov, Eastern Europe's longest serving Stalinist leader, the collection covers the entire period of Zhivkov's reign from his election as Communist party leader in 1954 through the collapse of communism in Bulgaria in 1989. [Read More]
11/25/02--The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is pleased to announce a graduate student conference on the Cold War co-organized by two CWIHP partners, The UC Santa Barbara Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) and the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on May 2-4, 2003.
The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate-student historyorganization, is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Barnes ClubConference. The conference will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2002,from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Third Floor of Temple University's StudentCenter (formerly the Student Activity Center or SAC) on Main Campus in NorthPhiladelphia. All are welcome to attend.
1/21/03--In cooperation with the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), the George Washington Cold War Group and the Cold War History Research Center in Budapest are organizing a conference in Budapest, Hungary, October 30-November 2, 2003. The theme of the conference will be "New Central and Eastern European Evidence on the Cold War in Asia."For more information on the conference or on how to submit a paper proposal, [Read more].
01/01/03--CWIHP-partner "Association Diplomatie et Stratégie" (Paris) to hold conference on the Vietnam War in January 2003.
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- 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