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The Global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times

Professor Arne Westad, co-director of the Cold War Studies Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will give a public lecture at the School on Tuesday 14 February. He will speak on the Global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times.

In his major new study, The Global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times (Cambridge University Press, January 2006), Professor Westad argues that it was not in Europe or the United States where the costs of the Cold War were borne but in the Third World. It is also in the Third World where the bitter legacy of the Cold War can be most readily measured now.

Professor Arne Westad is co-director of the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE.

Professor Michael Cox, co-director of the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE, will chair this event.

The Global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times is on Tuesday 14 February at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is part of the Cold War Studies Centre's America as Another Country series.

The next event in the series takes place on Wednesday 1 March on The United States - Global Polluter? Kyoto and After with Professor Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne, and former British ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Crispin Tickell.

Press cuttings

Guardian
Food for thought (14 Feb 06)
Arne Westad explains today the ideas behind his new book, The Global Cold War, at LSE, Houghton Street, London.  

6 February 2006

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