WIGH: Book Round Table for The Cold War: A World History


Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


CGIS South, S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Book Round Table
The Cold War: A World History
by Odd Arne Westad
S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, Harvard Kennedy School

Timothy J. Colton, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History; Director, Ukrainian Research Institute
Kirsten Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University

Arne Westad Book CoverIn The Cold War: A New History, author Odd Arne Westad offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. From Soweto to Hollywood, Hanoi, and Hamburg, young men and women felt they were fighting for the future of the world. The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where nearly every community had to choose sides. And these choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world.

See also: Seminars