Cold War Encounters: National, International, and Transnational History in the 20th Century

“Cold War Encounters: National, International, and Transnational History in the 20th Century”

Waterloo (Canada), 16 octobre 2010

This year’s conference focuses on the theme “Cold War Encounters”, which coincides with the recent creation of the Cold War History Field at the Ph.D. level. It will spotlight an exciting diversity of a global scholarship. The preliminary program below will give you a sense of the scope of papers being presented.

This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Fredrik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell University and author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam. One of the most highly regarded Cold War historians of our time, Dr. Logevall is a popular lecturer at universities around the world and is currently researching a biography of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.


  • The fate of World War II’s defeated powers in the Cold War era: Japan and Germany
  • Nuclear politics in the Cold War Era
  • Canadian Cold War encounters
  • The struggle for the control of world oil, 1945-2010
  • The Cold War: twilight and legacies
  • Beyond the spotlight: the Cold War in independent and non-aligned states
  • Cold War culture
  • Soviet foreign relations
  • The Cold War with Latin America
  • Cold War encounters in Southeast Asia
  • United States politics and the Cold War

Pour en savoir plus :

Emilia Robin

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

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