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US Power in the Cold War from Kennedy to Reagan

Thursday 20 February 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, B13, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields (LIF)
Speakers: Professor Matthew Jones and Dr Barbara Zanchetta; Chair: Dr Piers Ludlow

American international power underwent significant transformation during the Cold War.  The 1960s were a tense period marked by the Cuban Missile Crisis and an arms race between the US and the Soviet Union.  With the election of Nixon in 1968 and the adoption of a policy of détente throughout the 1970s, however, America’s international role was redefined, especially after its withdrawal from Vietnam.  While these two decades marked a successful transformation of US international power, what kind of long-term legacy has it left the US?

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Speakers

matthewjones

Professor Matthew Jones is Professor of International History at LSE.

 
Zanchetta

Dr Barbara Zanchetta is a Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and the author of The Transformation of American International Power in the 1970s (2014).


 

 

Chair

LudlowPiers

Dr Piers Ludlow is Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS.

 

 

Location

B13, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields (LIF), London School of Economics. 

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