LSE IDEAS Africa International Affairs Programme Book Launch
Cold War in Southern Africa: White Power, Black Liberation
8 December 2009, 6.30pm, B212
Speaker: Dr. Sue Onslow
Chair: Professor Arne Westad
The Cold War made for stability in Europe, but 'hot war' in the Third World. Dr. Sue Onslow will be exploring a number of different themes of conflict in Southern Africa during the Cold War raised in this volume. These include South Africa's nuclear programme, Soviet and Cuban involvement in the region, and contribution to transitions to black majority rule in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa; political change; anti-communism in Rhodesian and South African thinking and strategic planning; and the connections between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of apartheid.
Dr. Sue Onslow is the head of the Africa in International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS. She specialises in British foreign policy prot-1945, British modern imperial history in the Middle East and Africa, and Southern African history in the Cold War.