Wes Ullrich holds the Maurice Pinto PhD Scholarship at LSE IDEAS and was a 2011 George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellow. Wes is a PhD Candidate in the International History Department researching US foreign policy, destalinisation and regime change in the Soviet Union, 1953-1956. Before starting his PhD and joining IDEAS, he taught courses on US Foreign Policy, The Russian Revolution, Western Public Policy, Comparative Government and US Constitutional Law at the secondary school level. He holds a MA in International History from the LSE and a BA (hons.) in history with a minor in International Studies from Queen's University (Canada). He currently teaches HY116: International History Since 1890, and is course organiser of the International History Department's research seminar on Cold War history (HY510). He has convened (with Piers Ludlow) the 10th Annual LSE-GWU-UCSB International Graduate Conference on the Cold War. He is also a co-organiser of the annual European Summer School on Cold War History.
Areas of Expertise
Cold War history
US-Soviet relations 1953-1991
US foreign policy
Peace movements and the use of 'peace' in foreign relations