Cold War Public Diplomacy: Cultural Battles Abroad


Date: Dec 18, 2014

A conference featuring presentations by undergraduate and graduate students in the History course, Cold War Public Diplomacy (HIST W4377), taught by Professor Victoria Phillips.

“BUILDING” Memory: Art, Religion, and Memory in the Cold War

Samantha Sokol:
“Abstract Expressionism and Eagles: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy at the Museum of Modern Art.”
Spencer Cohen:
“Religious Diplomacy: The Vatican’s Fight Against Communism, Edmund A. Walsh, and the Origins of the Cold War”
Michele Willens:
“Why WENDE?”

Radio Active Diplomacy

Sarah Roth:
“Splitnik versus Sputnick: How Consumer Technology Won the Scientific Cold War”
Maud Rozee:
“Physics or Psychology: Putting Atoms to Work for Peace”
Henry Bram:
“C.D. Jackson, Radio Free Europe, and the Hungarian Crisis”
Victoria Fassrainer:
“A Cafecito with Castro: Cuban Diasporic Diplomacy and Radio Marti”

Intellectual Power in the Cold War

Roberta Barnett:
“The Birth of Area Studies at Columbia University”
Joseph Copolla:
“Eisenhower: The Revisionist Historian”
Chloe Hawkey:
“A Cold War ‘Encounter'”
DongKue Lee:
“The American Perception of Hiroshima”

Date: Dec 18, 2014

A conference featuring presentations by undergraduate and graduate students in the History course, Cold War Public Diplomacy (HIST W4377), taught by Professor Victoria Phillips.

“BUILDING” Memory: Art, Religion, and Memory in the Cold War

Samantha Sokol:
“Abstract Expressionism and Eagles: Cold War Cultural Diplomacy at the Museum of Modern Art.”
Spencer Cohen:
“Religious Diplomacy: The Vatican’s Fight Against Communism, Edmund A. Walsh, and the Origins of the Cold War”
Michele Willens:
“Why WENDE?”

Radio Active Diplomacy

Sarah Roth:
“Splitnik versus Sputnick: How Consumer Technology Won the Scientific Cold War”
Maud Rozee:
“Physics or Psychology: Putting Atoms to Work for Peace”
Henry Bram:
“C.D. Jackson, Radio Free Europe, and the Hungarian Crisis”
Victoria Fassrainer:
“A Cafecito with Castro: Cuban Diasporic Diplomacy and Radio Marti”

Intellectual Power in the Cold War

Roberta Barnett:
“The Birth of Area Studies at Columbia University”
Joseph Copolla:
“Eisenhower: The Revisionist Historian”
Chloe Hawkey:
“A Cold War ‘Encounter'”
DongKue Lee:
“The American Perception of Hiroshima”

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