CANCELED. Cold War Archives Research Workshop and Conference

Friday, March 6, 2020
12:55pm - 5:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

We regret that this event has been canceled.

 

Please join us for a conference sponsored by the European Institute, the Harriman Institute, and the Department of History, organized by Professor Victoria Phillips as part of the Cold War Archives Reserach (CWAR) Program.

PROGRAM

12:55pm-1:00pm – Introductory Remarks

Victoria Phillips, Adjunct Lecturer, European Institute; Coordinator, Cold War Archives Research Project

1:00pm-1:45pm – Keynote Speaker

Patryk Babiracki, Author of Soviet Soft Power in Europe, Assistant Professor in Russian and East European history at the University of Texas-Arlington; Volkswagen-Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam

1:50pm-2:55pm – The Cold War Institutionalization of Truth, Religion, and Morality

Commentator: Thomas Kent (Columbia University)

Presenters:

Sreya PinnamaneniTruth and Its Derivatives: Radio Free Europe, Radio Prague, and the Response to the Slánský Trial in Czechoslovakia

Kento MorieReligion and the Rockefeller Foundation: Funding for International Relations Studies and Christian Morality in the Cold War – Intention, Evaluation, Interests

Nick CohenPropagandizing the Academy: Scholarly Exchanges in Socialist Poland beyond Sociology

3:00pm-3:15pm – Break

3:15pm-4:00pm – Works in Progress: “Subversive” Practices and the USSR

Commentator: Patryk Babiracki, (University of Texas-Arlington; Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam)

Presenters:

Daria Franklyn: Samizdat: Production of Alternative Systems of Thought and Knowledge

Dante MateroAIDS, Capitalism, and the Soviet Man

4:05pm-4:30pm – Hard Power Meets Soft: Presentation of M.A. Thesis

Commentator: François Carrel-Billiard, Associate Director of the European Institute

Presenter:

Andrew Craig CarrollThe NATO Multilateral Force: Driver of Nonproliferation in European Security

4:30pm-5:00pm – Closing Remarks

Thomas Kent, Former President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University

 

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