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New Evidence on the Origins of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War

Nov 05, 2003
Scholars debate the Soviet role in the outbreak of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War based on different versions of a June 1967 report by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev to the CPSU Central Committee.

New Central and Eastern European Evidence on the Cold War in Asia

Oct 29, 2003
CWIHP and its partners to sponsor an international conference on the Cold War in Asia, October 30 - November 1, 2003.

CWIHP Director Visits Ukraine

Oct 08, 2003
During a week-long visit to Ukraine, CWIHP director Christian F. Ostermann gave several lectures on recent trends in Cold War historiography, declassification and archival openness.

Call for Papers: UCSB-GWU Graduate Student Conference

Oct 01, 2003
The George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW) and the UC Santa Barbara Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) announce their second annual graduate student conference on the Cold War, to be held at the George Washington University, April 30-May 2, 2004. Submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the ColdWar are encouraged. Proposals, including a brief CV and one-page abstract, should be emailed to conference coordinator Yvette Chin at yvette@gwu.edu.Proposals Deadline is January 15, 2004.

New CWIHP e-Dossier on the June 1967 Arab-Israeli War

Sep 30, 2003
Thirty six years after the June 1967 war between the State of Israel and its Arab neighbors, the role played by the Kremlin in the events which led to this armed conflict and during the war, remains enigmatic. Soviet documents on the subject remain hard to obtain. New archival evidence from Poland sheds light on the role played by the USSR in the events leading up to the outbreak of the Six Day War and during the conflict.

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

Sep 08, 2003
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.

Teaching Cold War History

Aug 29, 2003
In this September cover story from Centerpoint, the Center's Cold War International History Project and George Washington University team up with high school teachers to develop an innovative website to make the Cold War come alive for students. CWIHP held its second summer institute for teachers in August to allow teachers to beta test the site, still in development, and discuss future site content, teaching strategies, and the latest in Cold War research.

Point of View

Aug 29, 2003
CWIHP's Nancy Meyers discusses the strategy behind developing a new Cold War history website specifically for educators and students.

Teaching the New Cold War History

Aug 01, 2003
The history of the Cold War and its legacy are critical for today's students' understanding of modern global history and current affairs. To assist high school teachers in educating their students about this important period in history, the Center's Cold War International History Project teamed up with George Washington University and other Cold War experts last month for the second summer institute for teachers.

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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