“Trust, but Verify”. Confidence and Distrust from Détente to the End of the Cold War

“Trust, but Verify”. Confidence and Distrust from Détente to the End of the Cold War

7-9 November 2011

Washington DC

Scientific project: see the call for papers: http://guerre-froide.hypotheses.org/534


Monday, November 7


Location: German Historical Institute, Washington, DC

4:00 pm – Welcome at the GHI

4:15-5:30 pm – PANEL 1: The Personal Factor

Chair: Andreas Daum (SUNY, Buffalo)

  • Patrick Vaughan (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland): Zbigniew Brzezinski as Mediator between the US, Poland, and Solidarity in the 1980s Soviet-Chinese Dimension
  • J. Simon Rofe (University of Leicester): Trust between Adversaries and Allies: President George H.W. Bush, Trust and the End of the Cold War

5:30-6:00 pm – Coffee Break

6:00-7:15 pm – Keynote Address

Ute Frevert (Max Planck Institute for Human Development): Emotions in History

7:15-9:00 pm – Reception at the GHI

Tuesday, November 8


Location: Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

9:15-10:30 am – Keynote Address

Deborah Welch Larson (UCLA International Institute): Trust and Mistrust during the Cold War

10:30-11:00 am – Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 am – PANEL 2: Framing Trust: The Blocs at the Negotiation Table

Chair: Reinhild Kreis (University of Augsburg)

  • Michael Cotey Morgan (US Naval War College): Confidence and Distrust at the Conference on Security and Cooperation in urope (CSCE)
  • Sarah Snyder (University College London): Reagan, Trust, and Human Rights: The Vienna CSCE Review Meeting, 1986-1989

12:00-2:00 pm – Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 pm – PANEL 3: Inside the Blocs: East and West I

Chair: Sonya Michel (Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC)

  • Jens Gieseke (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam): Whom Did East Germans Trust? Popular Opinion on Threats of War, Confrontation and Détente in the GDR, 1968-89
  • Jens Boysen (GHI Warsaw): “Brothers in Arms”, but not really: East Germany and People’s Poland between Mutual Dependency and Mutual Distrust, 1975-1990

3:00-3:30 pm – Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 pm – PANEL 4: Inside the Blocs: East and West II

Chair: Nancy Gallagher (University of Maryland)

  • Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol (University of Glasgow): Institutionalizing Trust? Regular Summitry (G7s and European Councils) from the Mid-1970s until the Late 1980s
  • Noel Bonhomme (Université Paris-Sorbonne): Summitry and (Mis)trust: The Case of the G7 Summits, 1975-90

4:30-5:00 pm – Coffee Break

5:00-6:30 pm – PANEL 5: On the sidelines or in the middle? Small and neutral states

Chair: Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC)

  • Effie G. H. Pedaliu (University of the West of England-Bristol): ‘Footnotes’ as an Expression of Distrust? The US and the NATO ‘Flanks’ in the Last Two Decades of the Cold War
  • Aryo Makko (Stockholm University & Graduate Institute Geneva): A Neutral Trust Regime? Sweden and the Cold War, 1969-1991
  • Rinna Elina Kullaa (University of Jyväskylä, Finland): Foreign Policy of Neutralism as a Trust Building Mechanism: Finland, the Soviet Union and the United States, 1961-1975


Wednesday, November 9


Location: Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

9:00-10:30 am – PANEL 6: Implementation and Verification

Chair: Jeffrey Herf (University of Maryland)

  • Arvid Schors (University of Freiburg, Germany): The History of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), 1969-1979
  • Laura Considine, Nicholas Wheeler (Aberystwyth University): Trust and Verification, 1985-1991
  • Joseph P. Harahan (U.S. Department of Defense): Building Confidence and Trust between the United States and the Soviet Union: Implementing the INF Treaty, 1988 -1991

10:30-11:00 am – Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 am – Concluding Discussion

Chair: Martin Klimke (GHI, Washington, DC)

Conveners: Martin Klimke (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC); Reinhild Kreis (History Department, University of Augsburg); Sonya Michel (United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC); Christian Ostermann (Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC

For more information, please contact Dr. Martin Klimke (klimke@ghi-dc.org)

Emilia Robin

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

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