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  • Cold War and the Third World
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    Cold War and the Third World

    Professor Jason Parker talked about U.S. diplomacy during the Cold War. He is the author of Hearts, Minds, Voices: U.S. Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World.

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  • Vice President Delivers Remarks on US Policy Toward Central America
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    Vice President Remarks at Wilson Center

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  • SixDay War
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    Six-Day War

    Guy Laron provided a history of the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, which took place from June 5-10, 1967.

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  • USChina Competition During the Cold War
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    U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War

    Professor Gregg Brazinsky talked about the competition between the United States and China to influence newly independent African and Asian countries during the Cold War. He is the author…

    489 views
  • History of Vietnam
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    History of Vietnam

    Christopher Goscha talked about his book, Vietnam: A New History. He spoke about how the country has changed over the centuries, including the impact of Chinese and French influences on…

    129 views
  • Canadian Defense Minister Discusses Military Policy Review
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    Canadian Defense Policy

    Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s national defense minister, spoke about cooperation with the U.S. in modernizing the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). He also talked about other defense…

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  • Emigration and Evolution of American Seeds
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    Emigration and Evolution of American Seeds

    Courtney Fullilove talked about how certain seed strains made their way to the United States as well as how collections for seed banks function today. Her presentation focused on her book,…

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  • US and East Germany Cold War Relations
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    U.S. and East Germany Cold War Relations

    Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on U.S. operations to locate and repatriate the bodies of American soldiers after World War II. And they…

    239 views
  • FrancoAmerican and DutchAmerican Intelligence Exchanges
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    Franco-American and Dutch-American Intelligence Exchanges

    Historians talked about how U.S. intelligence agencies cooperated with their French and Dutch counterparts to promote regional security and prevent the spread of Communism in the early Cold War. This…

    210 views
  • Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe
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    Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe

    Historians talked about intelligence gathering and espionage in Eastern Europe, especially during the early Cold War, and how the Allies countered Communist propaganda. This event was part of a…

    143 views
  • Western Intelligence Exchange and Gathering
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    Western Intelligence Exchange and Gathering

    Panelists talked about how intelligence services throughout North America and Western Europe evolved and cooperated for better security. They also spoke about how technological advancements…

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  • Cold War Intelligence Gathering and Training
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    Cold War Intelligence Gathering and Training

    Panelists talked about how the United States and the United Kingdom cooperated to train intelligence officers in the developing world. The panelists also discussed the differing ways that the Americans…

    239 views
  • National Identity and American Civil Religion
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    National Identity and American Civil Religion

    Walter A. McDougall talked about how past U.S. presidents have used speeches to formulate a national identity based on what he calls “civil religion.” He explained that national symbols and ideas, such…

    151 views
  • John Pomfret Discusses emThe Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdomem
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    The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

    John Pomfret talked about his book, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present, about the relationship between the U.S. and China going back to…

    762 views
  • Economic Growth after 1973
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    Economic Growth after 1973

    Marc Levinson talked about his book, An Extraordinary Time: The End of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy. Mr. Levinson looked at into the wide-ranging methods used by…

    242 views
  • Cold War Summits 19851991
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    Cold War Summits 1985-1991

    Historians talked about the Cold War summits between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. Using declassified documents, they spoke about American and Soviet…

    143 views
  • Russia China and the Third World
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    Russia, China, and the Third World

    Professor Jeremy Friedman talked about his book, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World. He spoke about Russian and Chinese efforts during the Cold War to dominate…

    323 views
  • Matthew Dallek Discusses emDefenseless Under the Nightem
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    Defenseless Under the Night

    Professor Matthew Dallek talked about his book Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security, in which he looks at the precursor to the Department of…

    423 views
  • Rise of Conservative Media and Political Influence
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    Rise of Conservative Media and Political Influence

    Author Nicole Hemmer talked about her book, Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.

    128 views
  • emThe Spy Who Couldnt Spellem
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    The Spy Who Couldn't Spell

    Yudhijit Bhattacharjee talked about his book, The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI’s Hunt for America’s Stolen Secrets, about Brian Regan, a CIA…

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