LSE Works International History public lecture - Beyond the Cold War: how summits shaped the new world order
Thursday 5 March 2015, 6.30-8pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Dr Kristina Spohr
Respondents: Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Sir Roderic Lyne, Professor Arne Westad
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge
Personal summitry, more than structural factors, shaped the peaceful ending of and exit from the Cold War. This lecture shows how meetings between international leaders in the period 1985-91 fostered rapprochement and creative dialogue, and reflects on their continuing importance today.