The Cold War and Contemporary Conflict: Lessons from the Past
Friday, October 21, 2005 (2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
The roundtable discussion will center around three new publications dealing with the end of the Cold War and potential lessons from the Cold War for current US foreign policy.
Saki R. Dockrill, Professor of Contemporary History and International Security, Department of War Studies, King's College London, and author of The End of the Cold War Era (2005). Dr Dockrill read for her PhD in the Department, and became the John M. Olin Fellow at the Department of History at Yale University. She joined the Department in 1990, first as a MacArthur Research Fellow and then as a full-time temporary lecturer. In 1993 Dr Dockrill was appointed Lecturer, and was, in 1997, promoted to Senior Lecturer. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1922) and has been Teaching Fellow at the Institute of United States Studies, University of London. She is General Editor of the Macmillan/Palgrave's Cold War History, and is also co-editor of the Cold War History Journal published by Frank Cass.
James J. Carafano, Senior Fellow for National Security and Homeland Security, The Heritage Foundation, and author of Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom (2005). Dr. Carafano is one of The Heritage Foundation's leading scholars in defense transformation, military operations and strategy, and homeland security. He was an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and served as Director of Military Studies at the Army's Center of Military History. He also taught at Mount Saint Mary College and served as a fleet professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He is a visiting professor at the National Defense University and Georgetown University.
Thomas M. Nichols - Chairman of the Department of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College, and author of Winning the World: Lessons for America's Future from the Cold War (2002). He where he also holds the Forrest Sherman Chair of Public Diplomacy. He holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, and the Certificate of the Harriman Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union at Columbia University. He previously taught international relations and government at Georgetown University and Dartmouth College, and taught as a Secretary of the Navy Fellow at the Naval War College. He has served as an aide in the United States Senate, and was a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
RSVP (acceptances only) by e-mail at ColdWar@WilsonCenter.org
This event will be webcast live at www.CWIHP.org. For more information, go to the Cold War International History Project webpage: http://www.CWIHP.org
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