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CANCELLED - Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Workshop and Conference

March 6, 2020
12:55 PM - 5:00 PM
Room 1219, The Harriman Institute International Affairs Building, 420 West 118 th St

UPDATE 3/5: Based on the latest travel, visitor, and event guidelines from Columbia University in response to the developing situation with COVID-19, and in an effort to be mindful of everyone's health and safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the CWAR Conference on Friday, March 6th. We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause!

 

RSVP not required - Seating will be first come, first served.

Link to PDF of conference program here

 

12:55-1:00pm – Introductory Remarks

Victoria Phillips, Adjunct Lecturer, European Institute & Coordinator, Cold War Archives Research Project

1:00pm-1:45pm – Keynote Speaker

Patryk Babiracki, Author of Soviet Soft Power in Europe, Assistant Professor in Russian and East European history at the University of Texas-Arlington and a Volkswagen-Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam


1:50-2:55pm – The Cold War Institutionalization of Truth, Religion, and Morality


Commentator: Thomas Kent, Former President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University


Presenters:

  • Sreya Pinnamaneni: Truth and Its Derivatives: Radio Free Europe, Radio Prague, and the Response to the Slánský Trial in Czechoslovakia
  • Kento Morie: Religion and the Rockefeller Foundation: Funding for International Relations Studies and Christian Morality in the Cold War – Intention, Evaluation, Interests
  • Nick Cohen: Propagandizing the Academy: Scholarly Exchanges in Socialist Poland beyond Sociology

 

3:00-3:15pm – Coffee and Tea Break

 

3:15-4:00pm – Works in Progress: “Subversive” Practices and the USSR


Commentator: Patryk Babiracki, Author of Soviet Soft Power in Europe, Assistant Professor in Russian and East European history at the University of Texas-Arlington and a Volkswagen-Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam


Presenters:

  • Daria Franklyn: Samizdat: Production of Alternative Systems of Thought and Knowledge
  • Dante Matero: AIDS, Capitalism, and the Soviet Man

 

4:05-4:30pm – Hard Power Meets Soft: Presentation of M.A. Thesis


Commentator: François Carrel-Billiard, Associate Director of the European Institute


Presenter:

  • Andrew Craig Carroll: The NATO Multilateral Force: Driver of Nonproliferation in European Security

 

4:30-5:00pm – Closing Remarks

Thomas Kent, Former President, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University

Organized by Victoria Phillips. Sponsored by The European Institute, The Harriman Institute, & The Department of History


More information about the CWAR Program: europe.columbia.edu/content/cwar