Kiran Klaus Patel is pictured here.
Professor Kiran Patel compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe — not just in Europe but also in Latin America, Asia, and other parts of the world. Work creation, agricultural intervention, state planning, immigration policy, the role of mass media, forms of political leadership, and new ways of ruling America's colonies — all had parallels elsewhere and unfolded against a backdrop of intense global debates.
  1. February 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
An image of the movie poster for the film. A rocket heads to space and a dark and forbidding moon looms over it.
This award-winning 2007 documentary explores remastered archival footage and the recollections and commentary of almost every living astronaut about their participation in the Apollo program. Learn what they thought about the triumphs and tragedies of the space program as well as their views on the tumultuous decade in which they worked to reach the moon. Brief introduction by 2018/19 CCWS Fellow Christina Roberts
  1. January 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Historical figures from the Cold War era on the webpage for George Washington University Cold War GroupThe George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Project (CWSP), and the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) are pleased to announce their 2019 International Graduate Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the George Washington University from 2-4 May 2019. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is January 23, 2019. 

  1. May 2, 2019 - 8:00am to May 4, 2019 - 3:00pm

Film poster for 1968: The Year That Shaped A GenerationThis documentary film reconstructs the momentous upheavals of 1968—the year protests erupted throughout the United States and in cities across the globe; the year Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy were murdered; the year repressive forces seemed to triumph. But it was also the year in which seeds of a more hopeful future were planted. The film combines personal interviews and archival footage to recreate the events that made 1968: The Year that Shaped a Generation.

  1. November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Newsmen stand atop car filming a building on fire while crowds look on.The Carsey-Wolf Center convenes a symposium on 20th-century newsfilm, bringing together many of the nation's leading newsfilm scholars and archivists.

  1. October 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to October 27, 2018 - 12:15pm

Charles Delgadillo speaks at UCSB about William Allen WhiteCharles Delgadillo traces the trajectory of William Allen White as one of the founding fathers of liberal Republican internationalism in the first half of the twentieth century. 

  1. October 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Kelly Shannon argues that since the late 1970s, the issue of women’s human rights in Islamic societies has become increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. Her analysis sheds new light on U.S. identity and policy creation and alters the standard narratives of the U.S. relationship with the Muslim world.

  1. May 9, 2018

this is a picture of Nate CitinoProf. Nathan J. Citino of Rice University discusses his new book, Envisioning the Arab Future: Modernization in U.S.-Arab Relations, 1945–1967, which book explores how Americans and Arabs—of all political stripes—disputed the meaning of modernization within a shared set of Cold War-era concepts.

  1. April 27, 2018