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Deputy Head of Programme

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Cold War Studies

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The LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme (CWSP), part of LSE IDEAS, is the leading programme in Europe for advanced study and research into the key political, social, intellectual, economic and military aspects of the Cold War, their historical origins and their contemporary repercussions. »|



LSE-GWU-UCSB Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War|

The Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS will be hosting this annual conference from 30 April to 2 May 2015.


New: Cold War Videos|

Visit our new multimedia page, featuring video interviews with Cold War historians.


The End of the Cold War

To mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the Cold War, the Cold War Studies Programme has organised a series of public events and publications.  You can watch videos, listen to podcasts, and read articles on the end of the Cold War here.  



Call for Papers: Cold War Europe and the Culture Wars
The University of Sheffield is hosting a conference entitled 'Cold War Europe and the Culture Wars' on 29-30 May 2015. Proposals should be submitted by 24 April 2015.

CWSP Associate Alban Webb wins History Today 'Book of the Year' award
Dr Alban Berg, Research Fellow in Broadcasting History at the University of Sussex and an Associate of the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme, received the 'Book of the Year' award from History Today for 'London Calling', his book on the BBC World Service and the Cold War.

Luc-André Brunet explains on CNN why we are not in the midst of a new Cold War
On the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev has warned that the world is in the midst of a new Cold War. In an interview with CNN, Luc-André Brunet, Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS, argues that while relations between the West and Russia are at a new low, "the Cold War was much more than bad relations between Russia and the West".

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