Mitterrand, the End of the Cold War, and German Unification: From Yalta to Maestricht
February 01, 2006, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Frédéric Bozo, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, and comments by Samuel F. Wells Jr., Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Dr. Frédéric Bozo will discuss France’s role in ending the Cold War, with special emphasis on François Mitterand’s views toward Europe’s emancipation from communism, the unification of Germany, and the disintegration of the USSR. Dr. Bozo’s book, newly published in France and soon to be translated into English, seeks to shed light on the scholarly debate regarding France’s role at the end of the Cold War: did Paris seek to resist changes in Europe, or was it an eager participant, playing a significant role in the transition from the Europe of Yalta to the one of Maestricht? In Mitterrand, the End of the Cold War and German Unification: From Yalta to Maestricht, Dr. Bozo pieces together a framework for understanding the choices of Mitterand as well as French politics in this decisive period.
Frédéric Bozo is Professor of Contemporary History, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III and an associate researcher at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).
This event is free and open to the public. For online RSVP and further information at http://cwihp.org.
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