Events

Ending the Cold War: Personal Diplomacy of Gorbachev, Reagan, and Bush. Lecture by Svetlana Savranskaya and Thomas S. Blanton (Washington, D.C.)

LECTURE SERIES: TRUST AS A RESOURCE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
This lecture series "Vertrauen als Ressource internationaler Politik | Trust as a Resource of International Politics" explores the many attempts at moderating and containing the global Cold War. Focusing on the superpowers, their allies, the non-aligned states and diverse non-governmental organizations, prominent experts from Germany and around the world will examine different models of political conflict moderation and present new findings from the area of historical emotion studies. The fourth lecture is by Svetlana Savranskaya and Thomas S. Blanton (National Security Archive, Washington D.C.)
Mon, 12/4/2017, 6:15 pm
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Pugwash and the two Germanies, 1957-1963: Transcending the divide, tackling the "German Question"

18th Brown Bag Breakfast with Alison Kraft (Berlin Center for Cold War Studies)
The Berlin Center for Cold War Studies' monthly Brown Bag Breakfasts provide an opportunity for young scholars to present their PhD and postdoc projects and to discuss them with a small circle of peers and experts. The breakfasts offer room for constructive feedback, networking and academic inspiration.
Wed, 11/8/2017, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

Lecture Series: TRUST AS A RESOURCE OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Humboldt University Berlin | Winter Semester 2017/18
This lecture series explores the many attempts at moderating and containing the global Cold War. Focusing on the superpowers, their allies, the non-aligned states and diverse non-governmental organizations, prominent experts from Germany and around the world will examine different models of political conflict moderation and present new findings from the area of historical emotion studies. In six lectures and two panel discussions it will become clear that the Cold War was far more than a history of conflict, crisis and escalation. It was precisely the multiple returns to the precipice that sparked the search for alternatives. Indeed, the non-violent end of the systemic confrontation from 1989 to 1991 would have been unthinkable without that search's longer-term effects. In light of today's renewed emergence of mutual threats and accompanying anxiety and blackmail attempts in international relations, this view of the Cold War is once again a matter of special interest.
Thu, 10/26/2017 to Thu, 2/8/2018
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

France’s Europe? The Politics of Defense, Trade and Empire, 1950-1963

17th Brown Bag Breakfast with Paul M. Pitman (Office of the Historian of the US Department of State)
The Berlin Center for Cold War Studies' monthly Brown Bag Breakfasts provide an opportunity for young scholars to present their PhD and postdoc projects and to discuss them with a small circle of peers and experts. The breakfasts offer room for constructive feedback, networking and academic inspiration.
Wed, 10/11/2017, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

From Below and In Between – Narrating and Practicing the Cold War in South East Europe

International Workshop at the Humboldt University of Berlin
Not only in a Cold War-context, South East Europe is often seen as a periphery to the global centers. The workshop will challenge this perspective. Instead, we will approach the region as a center of ideological fractions during the Cold War, therefore treating it as a "burning glass" of geopolitical orders.
Thu, 6/1/2017 to Fri, 6/2/2017
Humboldt University

Consequences of Military Interventions Since 1945: Experiences, Lessons, Questions

International Conference at Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover
When may, when must one intervene to stop civil wars, mass murder or persecution motivated by politics, religion or ethnicity? Does it make sense to force regime change through armed intervention? And, especially: What are the long-term effects and how high is the price of military intervention for the states and societies immediately affected? The conference is meant to advance both the public debate and research agenda on the subject for historiography and the social sciences. On-the-ground political and military experience will challenge distinguished scholarship and vice-versa.
Fri, 5/12/2017 to Sat, 5/13/2017
Herrenhausen Palace

The long détente: changing concepts of security and cooperation in Europe, 1950s–1980s. Edited by Oliver Bange and Poul Villaume

Book launch with fellow stephan kieninger
The Danish Institute for International Studies and the Saxo Institute at the University of Copenhagen are presenting the new edited volume by Oliver Bange and Poul Villaume. Both editors and contributers - among them fellow Stephan Kieninger - will present their findings on occasion of this book launch.
Mon, 5/8/2017, 10:00 am
Danish Institute for International Studies

The Federal Republic of Germany and the recognition of Bangladesh in 1972

Breakfast meeting with Ashok K. Metha
After a bloody war between India and Pakistan, Bangladesh emerged as new state from East Pakistan in 1971. In 1972, the Federal Republic of Germany under the Brandt government was the first power to officially recognize Bangladesh as an independent state. Ashok Mehta writes about the developments that led to the German move against the backdrop of the Cold War and Willy Brandt’s détente policy. He presents his findings at this breakfast meeting hosted by the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The commentator is Amit Das Gupta.
Mon, 12/5/2016, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

Dynamic Détente: The United States and Europe, 1964-1975. By Stephan Kieninger

Book presentation and discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC
Stephan Kieninger, fellow at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, presents his recent publication "Dynamic Détente: The United States and Europe, 1964-1975" at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. Ambassador James E. Goodby will comment on his study.
Tue, 11/29/2016, 2:00 pm
Woodrow Wilson Center

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