Events

6th Brown Bag Breakfast: The Security Screening of Refugees in Cold War Germany

Keith R. Allen (Berlin/Universität Gießen)
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.
Tue, 5/17/2016, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

5th Brown Bag Breakfast: The Lessons of Aerial Warfare: Expertise in the Social Sciences in the US, 1944-1994

Sophia Dafinger (University of Augsburg)
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 circe of peers and experts. The breakfasts offer room for constructive feedback, networking and academic inspiration.
Tue, 4/5/2016, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

4th Brown Bag Breakfast: A Spectre is Haunting Arabia: How the Germans Brought Their Communism to Yemen

Miriam Müller (Hamburg Institute for Social Research)
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 circe of peers and experts. The breakfasts offer room for constructive feedback, networking and academic inspiration.
Tue, 2/9/2016, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

Cold War Road Trip. Destinations: Washington, DC – The American West – Outpost Berlin*

Keith R. Allen (Universität Gießen)
As the modern era's longest military face-off fades from personal recollection, a small fraction of the Cold War's vast physical legacy is gaining a new lease on life. High-priced tours of nuclear weapons facilities in the western United States and recently successful lobbying efforts by advocates of "atomic heritage" in Washington, D.C. are two among several signs that the buying and selling of the Cold War continues apace. What is the interpretative story telling implicit in the choice of sites, artifacts, and stories?
Thu, 2/4/2016, 6:00 pm
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

3rd Brown Bag Breakfast: Research on the Sino-Soviet Rivalry in the Third World

Austin Jersild (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 circe of peers and experts. The breakfasts offer room for constructive feedback, networking and academic inspiration.
Tue, 1/12/2016, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

The Martial Muses: Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter and the Cold World They Made Together*

Ron Robin (New York University)
Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter were the power couple of strategic studies during the Cold War period and its immediate aftermath. Both produced seminal texts that have entered the cannon of strategic studies, such as Roberta's "Surprise at Pearl Harbor" or Albert's "Delicate Balance of Terror". It was Roberta, rather than the flamboyant Albert, who provided the foundations for the Wohlstetter doctrine with her study of the Pearl Harbor intelligence failure.
Thu, 1/7/2016, 6:00 pm
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2nd Brown Bag Breakfast: GDR and PLO. East Germany's Palestine Policy

Lutz Maeke (Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin)
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 circe of peers and experts. The breakfasts offer room for constructive feedback, networking and academic inspiration.
Tue, 12/8/2015, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

The Vulnerable Titan: Fear, Threats, and the Making of American Foreign Policy during the Cold War*

Robert MacMahon (Ohio State University)
Elite-level and popular-based fears – triggered by an array of imminent, potential, or imagined dangers – played a crucial role in the making of U.S. foreign policy in the transition period between World War II and the early Cold War. Precisely how important have perceptions of external peril been to American decision makers?
Thu, 12/3/2015, 6:00 pm
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1st Brown Bag Breakfast: Italy and the German Unification 1989/1990

Deborah Cuccia (University of Florence)
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 circe of peers and experts. The breakfasts offer room for constructive feedback, networking and academic inspiration.
Tue, 11/17/2015, 8:30 am
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg

American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War*

Robert Hutchings (University of Texas, Austin)
The swift and peaceful end of the Cold War in Europe was among the most remarkable developments of the twentieth century. American diplomacy has been widely credited with successfully navigating this tumultuous period, forging consensus within the Western alliance while also helping Soviet leaders come to accept the precipitous loss of empire.
Thu, 11/5/2015, 6:00 pm
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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