News

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.

William Taubman article in International Herald Tribune

Aug 01, 2003
In its 26 July 2003 issue, the International Herald Tribune published an article by William Taubman, author of a new biography of Nikita Khrushchev and CWIHP Advisory Committee chairman, examining the controversy surrounding Nikita Khruschev's famous 1960 "shoe incident" at the United Nations. The article was informed by a heated discussion among several eyewitnesses at a March 2003 CWIHP book launch for Taubman's "Khrushchev." (See the event report on this website.)

Report on the Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research By Sutayut Osornprasop (Cambridge University)

Aug 01, 2003
Sutayut Osornprasop, a PhD student at Cambridge University and one of the participants at the institute, reports on his experience during the two-day institute June 4-5.

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.

CWIHP Receives Major Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for New China Initiative

Jul 25, 2003
CWIHP has been awarded a three-year grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to support the Project's new "China Initiative." The CWIHP China Initiative aims at broadening U. S. expertise on the Cold War antecedents of China's foreign policy and at strengthening historical research and discourse on the Cold War throughout China.

CWIHP Senior Fellow Kathryn Weathersby Interviewed on NPR

Jul 25, 2003
CWIHP Senior Fellow and CWIHP Korea Initiative Coordinator Kathryn Weathersby was recently interviewed by American RadioWorks for "Korea: The Unfinished War."

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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