Professor Vojtech Mastny to present on Trust and Nuclear Security at the ICCS

Tuesday 2nd (12:00) - Thursday 4th July 2013 (16:00)
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The ICCS and POLSIS are proud to present a series of talks from Professor Vojtech Mastny, a distinguished scholar on the history of US-Soviet relations. Professor Mastny has been professor of history and international relations at Columbia University, University of Illinois, Boston University, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies as well as professor of strategy at U.S. Naval War College. His book 'The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years', was the winner of the American Historical Association's 1997 George L. Beer Prize.

Building on last week’s excellent seminar with Prof. Rajesh Basrur, we are delighted to say we have Prof Vojtech Mastny who is recognised as a world leading authority on Cold War history (and the co-founder of the Parallel History Project) talking to the reading group next Tuesday from 12.00-1.30 in Room 420 in the Muirhead Tower. Professor Mastny will talk about his widely cited article on the 1983 Able Archer nuclear crisis. There is a debate among scholars about how close the world came to nuclear war in 1983, and Vojtech is in the camp of those who question some of the alarmism of others. Dani Nedal who is visiting with us for a month from Georgetown University will act as discussant in a slight modification to our normal practice. We will probably run to 1.15 or so and there will be a modest lunch to follow provided by the ICCS.


‘How Able Was ‘Able Archer’? The Threat of Nuclear War and Its Perception’

 The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security presents a reading group by Professor Vojtech Mastny.

 Tuesday 2nd July, 12.00-13.00 Muirhead Tower 429. 

 All Welcome


‘The Legacy of the Cold War for International Security’

 The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security presents a talk by Professor Vojtech Mastny.

 Thursday 4th July, 16.00-18.00, Muirhead Tower 420. 

 All Welcome