Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in the Cold War: A Conference


Date: Mar 24, 2017

Remarks from the conference:

Thomas Kent, President and CEO, RFL/RL on “RFL/RL Today and Yesterday” (full text)

Agenda:

9:30-10am: Welcome Remarks

Victoria Phillips, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Project, Adjunct Lecturer, European Institute, Department of History, Associated Faculty, Harriman Institute

 

10-10:45am: Conference Keynote

“Managing Influence Projects: Lessons from Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty” 

A Ross Johnson, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe

 

11am-12noon: THEORY IN ACTION: Psychological Warfare, Intellectual Backlash, and Funding for Propaganda in the Cold War

 Commentator:

Greg Tomlin, Branch Chief at Joint Staff, The Pentagon, author, Murrow’s Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration

Fatima Dar

Psychological Warfare and Soft Power: A State of Total War

Adriana Popa

“Radio Free Europe: Intellectual Backlash”

Monique Kil

“A Penny for Every Word: Radio Free Europe’s Call for ‘Truth Dollars'”

 

12pm-1pm: SOFT POWER?: Race, Religion, Gender 

Commentator:

Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History, author, Irresistible Empire: America’s Advance Through Twentieth-Century Europe

Lotte Houwink ten Cate

Free Man in a Free Society: Broadcasting the March on Washington in the Soviet Union

David Noell

Broadcasting Against Persecution: How American Cold War Broadcasters Used the Communist Quarrel with Religion to Define Religious Freedom

Thalia Wells Ertman

 “Every Courageous and Incisive Measure”: The Participation of Jewish and African-American Women’s Groups in the Crusade for Freedom’s Fight Against Communism

 

1pm-2pm: Luncheon Keynote

“One Hundred Years of Cold War: Russian and American Interference in Domestic Politics Abroad”

Kenneth Osgood, Professor of History, Colorado School of Mines, author, Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad

 

2pm-3pm: “Radio Free Europe in the Twenty-First Century”

Thomas Kent, President and Chief Executive Officer of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

 

3:15-4:15pm: RFE FALLOUT: Orchestras, Television, and Balloons

Commentator:

Greg Tomlin, Branch Chief at Joint Staff, The Pentagon, author, Murrow’s Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration

Giancarlo Milea

The Philharmonia Hungarica: Pride or Propaganda?  1957-1959

Tinatin Japaridze

MIND THE GAP: Rebuilding the U.S.-Russian Space Bridge in the Post-Cold War Era

Sarah Roth

Radiowaves and Weather Balloons: How Radio Free Europe’s Domination of the Airwaves and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

 

4:15-5:00pm: Closing Remarks

Csaba Békés

Date: Mar 24, 2017

Remarks from the conference:

Thomas Kent, President and CEO, RFL/RL on “RFL/RL Today and Yesterday” (full text)

Agenda:

9:30-10am: Welcome Remarks

Victoria Phillips, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Research Project, Adjunct Lecturer, European Institute, Department of History, Associated Faculty, Harriman Institute

 

10-10:45am: Conference Keynote

“Managing Influence Projects: Lessons from Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty” 

A Ross Johnson, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe

 

11am-12noon: THEORY IN ACTION: Psychological Warfare, Intellectual Backlash, and Funding for Propaganda in the Cold War

 Commentator:

Greg Tomlin, Branch Chief at Joint Staff, The Pentagon, author, Murrow’s Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration

Fatima Dar

Psychological Warfare and Soft Power: A State of Total War

Adriana Popa

“Radio Free Europe: Intellectual Backlash”

Monique Kil

“A Penny for Every Word: Radio Free Europe’s Call for ‘Truth Dollars'”

 

12pm-1pm: SOFT POWER?: Race, Religion, Gender 

Commentator:

Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History, author, Irresistible Empire: America’s Advance Through Twentieth-Century Europe

Lotte Houwink ten Cate

Free Man in a Free Society: Broadcasting the March on Washington in the Soviet Union

David Noell

Broadcasting Against Persecution: How American Cold War Broadcasters Used the Communist Quarrel with Religion to Define Religious Freedom

Thalia Wells Ertman

 “Every Courageous and Incisive Measure”: The Participation of Jewish and African-American Women’s Groups in the Crusade for Freedom’s Fight Against Communism

 

1pm-2pm: Luncheon Keynote

“One Hundred Years of Cold War: Russian and American Interference in Domestic Politics Abroad”

Kenneth Osgood, Professor of History, Colorado School of Mines, author, Total Cold War: Eisenhower’s Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad

 

2pm-3pm: “Radio Free Europe in the Twenty-First Century”

Thomas Kent, President and Chief Executive Officer of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

 

3:15-4:15pm: RFE FALLOUT: Orchestras, Television, and Balloons

Commentator:

Greg Tomlin, Branch Chief at Joint Staff, The Pentagon, author, Murrow’s Cold War: Public Diplomacy for the Kennedy Administration

Giancarlo Milea

The Philharmonia Hungarica: Pride or Propaganda?  1957-1959

Tinatin Japaridze

MIND THE GAP: Rebuilding the U.S.-Russian Space Bridge in the Post-Cold War Era

Sarah Roth

Radiowaves and Weather Balloons: How Radio Free Europe’s Domination of the Airwaves and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

 

4:15-5:00pm: Closing Remarks

Csaba Békés

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