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HY510: Cold War Research Seminar

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peace_conference_group_160x120The Cold War Studies Programme, with the Department of International History at LSE, organises the graduate and staff seminar on the Cold War (HY510). It is convened by members of the International History Department, with active participation from other faculty in related departments at the LSE, such as International Relations and Government. Presentations are given by later stage PhD students and staff in International History at the LSE, as well students and staff from other universities. The seminar seeks to provide a forum for new research in the field. To this end, the seminar usually begins with a general discussion of new publications in the field, followed by a 45-minute presentation, followed by discussion. It is an ideal forum for those working on chapters of their PhD, journal articles, or sections of monographs or books. It is open to all PhD students and staff. Exceptional masters students may attend with the permission of the convenor. This year the seminar will be co-chaired by Arne Westad and Piers Ludlow.

If you are not an LSE PhD student or staff member, and would like to take part in the seminar, please email the course organiser|, stating your affiliation and area of research.

Unless noted below, sessions are held in TW2.904, on the ninth floor of Tower Two. 

Michaelmas Term

 16 October – Wen-Qing Ngoei, Northwestern
“Darkest Moment: The fall of Singapore, the Atlantic echo chamber and "Chinese penetration" in the domino logic of U.S. policy toward Southeast Asia”

30 October – Vladislav Zubok, LSE
“In the conditions of retreat: Soviet demise and German unification”

6 November – Luc-André Brunet, LSE 
 Conserver la forme en réformant l'esprit: Reforming Vichy's Industrial Order, 1944-46”

20 November – John Collins, LSE
“From Wartime to Peacetime: The Creation of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1944-46”

4 December – Alan Sked, LSE
  “Hollywood in the age of totalitarianism”

Lent Term

 22 January – Bryan Gibson, LSE
“Kennedy and the First Ba'thist Regime, February-November 1963”

5 February – Daniel Strieff, LSE
"Desperate Diplomacy: The Politics of Jimmy Carter's 'Wild Dash' to Conclude the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty"

19 February – Chris Miller, Yale
“'Take off' or 'Leap Forward'? Soviet Assessments of China after Mao”

5 March – Frank Gerits, EUI
“Hungry Minds: Eisenhower and Cultural Assistance in Africa, 1953-1961”

19 March – Tanya Harmer, LSE
“On the barricades of solidarity: The Chilean Left in Exile, Cuba, and the Campaign for Solidarity with Chile, 1973-1976”