Soviet espionage and the Cold War

The Rosenberg case, Soviet Espionage, and the Cold War

22 June 2011



PANEL 1, 9:00 AM to 10:45 — Historical Treatment of the Rosenberg Case

Chair: Joseph K. McLaughlin, President, International Epidemiology Institute, and Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Allen M. Hornblum, Former Executive Director, Americans for Democratic Action, and Author, The Invisible Harry Gold
  • Kathryn S. Olmsted, Professor of History, University of California at Davis
  • Athan G. Theoharis, Professor of History Emeritus, Marquette University
  • Steven Usdin, Author, Engineering Communism, and Senior Editor, BioCentury


PANEL 2, 11:00 PM to 12:45 PM — The Rosenberg Case and the Historiography of Soviet Espionage in America

Chair: Max Holland, Editor, Washington Decoded

  • Bruce Craig, Assistant Professor of History, University of Prince Edward Island
  • John Earl Haynes, Modern Political Historian, Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, and Harvey Klehr,Professor of Political Science, Emory University
  • Ronald Radosh, Adjunct Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute, and Professor of History Emeritus, CUNY
  • Ellen Schrecker, Professor of History, Yeshiva University



PANEL 3, 1:45 PM to 3:30 PM — Nuclear Espionage, the Soviet Bomb, and the Cold War

Chair:  Alexander Vassiliev, former Soviet foreign intelligence officer

  • Barton J. Bernstein, Professor of History Emeritus, Stanford University
  • Michael Gordin, Professor of History, Princeton University
  • James G. Hershberg, Professor of History, George Washington University
  • Mark Kramer, Director, Cold War Studies Program, Harvard University
  • John Prados, Senior Research Fellow, National Security Archive


PANEL 4, 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM — Soviet Espionage and Its Implications for Anti-Communism and Domestic Politics in the United States

Chair: Richard Gid Powers, Professor of History, College of Staten Island

  • Eric Arnesen, Professor of History, George Washington University
  • David J. Garrow, Senior Research Fellow, Homerton College, Cambridge University
  • Jason Roberts, History/Government Instructor, Quincy College
  • Katherine Sibley, Professor of History, St. Joseph’s University

Observer: Sam Roberts, Reporter, The New York Times; and Author, The Brother

Venue: State Room, 7th Floor, Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University, Washington, DC

The conference is free and open to the public.


Emilia Robin

Chercheuse associée à l'UMR SIRICE. Violons d'Ingres : guerre froide, médiation scientifique, logiciels libres

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