Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS -
2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
Three partner institutions, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE IDEAS are pleased to announce their 2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, April 22-24, 2010.
The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that make use of newly available primary sources. A two-page proposal and a brief academic C.V. (in Word or PDF format) should be submitted to email@example.com by February 4, 2010 to be considered. Please note in the subject line of your e-mail GRAD STUDENT COLD WAR CONF." Notification of acceptance will be made by February 25. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers by March 26. Further questions may be directed to the conference coordinator, Elidor Mehilli, at the aforementioned email address.
The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from GW, UCSB, LSE and elsewhere. The accommodation cost of student participants will be covered by the organizers (from April 22-24), but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to Washington, D.C.
As in past years, a prize will be offered for the best paper. The winner will have the opportunity to publish the paper, after revising it, in the journal Cold War History. Graduate students from history as well as related fields are encouraged to apply.
In 2003, GW and UCSB first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later, LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centers now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses. For more information on our three programs, please visit the respective Web sites:
http://www.ieres.org for GWCW;
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/IDEAS for IDEAS-CWSC.
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Professor Harris Mylonas was interviewed by Bulgarian newspaper Presa about Greek elections, and he and Akis Georgakellos wrote a report on the elections as well as an analysis of the new government's attempts to re-negotiate Greece's bailout terms. These pieces are part of the Washington Post's blog The Monkey Cage, and the latter has been mentioned by other Washington Post articles and the German-language Blogumschau news forum.
Professor Marlene Laruelle published a paper in the Russian Analytical Digest on Central Asian nations' reactions to the crisis in Ukraine.
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Professor Henry Hale was interviewed about his new book Patronal Politics on the Scholars' Circle radio show.
Professor Harris Mylonas was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the political situation in Greece.
Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES director, was quoted in the New York Times' review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's new film "Leviathan."
Professor Henry Hale was interviewed by CNN on Putin's popular support.
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Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's policy-drivers in the Arctic.
Professor Eliot Sorel analyzes recent presidential elections in Romania.
Professor Marlene Laruelle's paper on Russia's policy towards Central Asia published in EUCAM.
Associate Director Cory Welt analyzes the current Georgian political climate in Foreign Policy.
Professor Hope Harrison authors an article in The Washington Post about five myths surrounding the Berlin Wall and another article in The Wilson Quarterly about German perspectives on the fall of the Wall. Read the articles here and here. In addition, a German-language article of hers devoted to the fall of the Wall recently appeared in the Berlin Tagesspiegel, and she was recently filmed in a video created by the US Embassy in Germany where she explains the building and fall of the Berlin Wall.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times about Ukraine's recent elections.
Participants in a recent conference Central Asia Program speakers quoted by Al Jazeera on Uyghur affairs.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on Russian nationalism and Eastern Ukraine.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.