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.
5 March: Sarah Snyder, From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy
23 April: Jason Parker, Mad Men in the Tropics: The USIA and the Accidental Birth of the ‘Third World’
27 February 2017, 17:00-18:30: “The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century,” Mark Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of International History at the University of Chicago. Location: Humanities Research Institute.
13 March 2017, 17:00- 18:30: Circumventing the Cold War. The parallel diplomacy of economic and cultural exchanges between Western Europe and Socialist China in the 1950s, Angela Romano (EUI) and Valeria Zanier (LSE), Location: Jessop West G.03
2 May: “The place of Europe in the Late-Cold War Rise of Globalization,” Federico Romero, Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration, European University Institute, Florence.