Rethinking the Cold War: Distinguished Visiting Speaker series


This exciting new initiative is a collaboration between the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS and the Cold War Cultures network at the University of Sheffield, two of the most important centres for the study of the Cold War in the UK.  This lecture series will bring leading academics to present their latest research on the Cold War at both universities.  Drawing on a range of approaches, including political, social, cultural, and social aspects of the Cold War, this initiative aims to deepen our understanding of the Cold War and to foster fruitful academic collaboration both within the UK and internationally.


The series will take place Mondays at Jessop West, G.03, 17:00- 18:30


29 February 2016: “Rebooting the Cold War: Western Triumphalism and the Foreign Policy of Popular Culture,” Penny Von Eschen, L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, Cornell University