Cold War Encounters: National, International, and Transnational History in the 20th Century

Saturday, 16 October 2010
University of Waterloo, Arts Lecture Hall (campus map)

This year’s conference focuses on the theme “Cold War Encounters,” which coincides with the recent creation of the Cold War History Field at the Ph.D. level. It will spotlight an exciting diversity of a global scholarship. The preliminary program below will give you a sense of the scope of papers being presented.

This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Fredrik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell University and author of several books, including the highly acclaimed Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam. One of the most highly regarded Cold War historians of our time, Dr. Logevall is a popular lecturer at universities around the world and is currently researching a biography of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.


Cold War Encounters – Preliminary Program (PDF)