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.


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)


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)


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


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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