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Dissidents and Diplomats: The Helsinki Final Act and the End of the Cold War

Dr Sarah Snyder, Dr. Arne Hofmann
Monday, 24 October 2011, 7:00pm , COL 2.01

Sarah B. Snyder talked about the influence of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act and the human rights movement that developed in its wake. She explored the connections among Eastern European dissidents, human rights activists in the West,and high-level diplomats and argued their common efforts helped contribute to the peaceful end of the Cold War.

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snyder

Dr Sarah B. Snyder| is Lecturer in International History at University College London and an associate of the LSE-IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme.

 

 
hofmann

Dr Arne Hofmann| is Joint Faculty Tutor for the Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences at University College London.

 

 
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