Tomorrow: International Conference on Stalin and the Cold War

P- The Cold War is over, but its fallout still influences world politics.

P- The Cold War is over, but its fallout still influences world politics.

On September 23-26, Yale University and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) will hold an international conference on “Stalin and the Cold War, 1945-1953.” Reporters are invited to attend all or part of this conference.

Co-sponsored by the Council of European Studies and International Security Studies at Yale’s Center for International and Area Studies, the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies, and the Institute of World History at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the meeting is part of CWIHP’s “Stalin Project”– a multi-year international effort to break new ground in research on Stalin’s role in the formative years of the Cold War.

Professor Robert C. Tucker (Princeton University) will deliver the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

Other leading scholars who will present and discuss new evidence on Stalin’s policies during the next two days include: Alexander Chubarian (RAS), Leonid Gibiansky (RAS), Jonathan Haslam (Cambridge University), David Holloway (Stanford University), Vojtech Mastny (Washington, DC), Norman Naimark (Stanford University), Vladimir Pechatnov (Moscow State Institute of International Relations), David Reynolds (Cambridge University), William Taubman (Amherst College), Vladimir Volkov (RAS), Kathryn Weathersby (Washington, DC), Odd Arne Westad (London School of Economics), and Vladislav Zubok (National Security Archive).

All sessions will take place in the Luce Hall auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The event is open to members of the Yale community and the media. For a detailed schedule, contact Laurie Ackman, (203) 432-3413.

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