Mr Wes Ullrich


I am a PhD Candidate researching US foreign policy, destalinisation and regime change in the Soviet Union, 1953-1956. I focus on the changing American perceptions of the Soviet Union that resulted from Stalin's death and subsequent changes in the Soviet regime. I am particularly intrigued by the interplay of various factors that motivated this change in mindset, for example, domestic politics and relations with western allies.

More broadly I am interested in the history of communism, nuclear disarmament and peace movements, and US foreign relations. I hold the Maurice Pinto PhD Scholarship from LSE IDEAS and the IHD, and am a 2011 recipient of a George C. Marshall/Baruch Fellowship.


"Preventing Peace: The British Government and the Second World Peace Congress|", Cold War History, Vol 11, No. 3, 2011, pp. 341-362. (DOI: 10.1080/14682741003686123)


Courses taught:

HY116: International History Since 1890|

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Monday, 12:00-13:00, or by appointment



Mr Wes Ullrich