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The Cold War and its Contexts: The 2005 UCSB-GWU-LSE International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

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29-30 April 2005
McCune Conference Room

6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB)

Hosted by the UCSB Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) on behalf of CCWS, the George Washington (University) Cold War Group (GWCW), and the LSE Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC). (read more about us...)

This graduate student conference showcases exciting new scholarship on the Cold War era by an international contingent of graduate student presenters. Please join us for this exciting event.

Conference Program::

Conference Program (PDF)

Keynote Speaker: David Hollway, Professor of Political Science and Raymond A. Spruance Professor in International History at Stanford University. He is the author of Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956 (Yale University Press, 1994), which was named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the eleven best books of 1994 and which received the Vucinich and Shulman Awards of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

Schedule of Panels::

Please refer to the conferance program (available above) for panel details.

29 April 2005 (Friday)

12:00-1:00 pm- Registration
1:00 pm-
Opening Remarks
1:15-2:45 pm- Panel I: (Re)interpreting the Early Cold War Period
3:00-4:30 pm- Panel II: The Cold War in Europe
4:30-5:30 pm- Faculty Roundtable: Future Directions in Cold War History: Implications for Graduate Training and Employment

30 April 2005 (Saturday)

9:30-11:00 am- Panel III: Cultural and Social Dimensions of the Cold War
11:00-1:00 pm- Keynote Address and Luncheon
“International History, International Relations Theory, and the Cold War”
David Hollway
, Professor of Political Science and Raymond A. Spruance Professor in International History at Stanford University

1:00-2:30 pm- Panel IV: (Re)assessing the Later Cold War
2:45-4:15 pm- Panel V: The Cold War in Asia
4:30-6:00 pm- Panel VI: The Cold War in Africa
6:00 pm- Closing Remarks & Adjournment

Directions & Transit Information::

- Campus Map (look for the "Humanities and Social Sciences Building")
- Directions to the conference venue (IHC's McCune Conference Room)
- UCSB Parking Information
- Santa Barbara MTD (local bus service)

About the Conference:: 

This conference is jointly sponsored by the UCSB Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS), the George Washington (University) Cold War Group (GWCW), and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC). The conference venue rotates annually among the three co-sponsoring organizations and the 2006 conference is tentatively scheduled to be held at the LSE in London, UK. For more information about these institutions, please visit their respective websites:

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/projects/ccws/ for CCWS
http://ieres.org/ for GWCW
http://www.lse.ac.uk/CWSC/ for the LSE CWSC

Prior to 2003, CCWS and GWCW held separate graduate student conferences on the Cold War. This year (2005) marks the first year that CWSC joins as a co-sponsor for this annual event.

Contents above last updated: 22 April 2005

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Past Conferences::

2004- Second Annual GWU-UCSB Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
held at the George Washington University, Washington DC from 30 April-1 May 2004

2003- "Reconsidering the Cold War," the First UCSB-GWU Graduate Student Conference
held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2-3 May 2003

2002- Seventh Annual (UCSB) Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 17-18 May 2002
            GWCW Graduate Student Conference (2002)
held at the George Washington University from 19-20 April 2002

2001- "The Cold War Revisited," Sixth Annual (UCSB) Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 11-12 May 2001

2000- "Reconsidering the Cold War," Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 19-20 May 2000

1999- "New Frontiers in Cold War History," Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 21-22 May 1999

1998- "The Cold War: New Perspectives," Third Annual UCSB COWHIG Graduate Student Conference
held at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 8-9 May 1998

1997- "Reassessing the Cold War Revisited"
held at the University of California, Santa Barbara on 31 May 1997

1996- The First UCSB Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

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