Events

Professor Lerone A. Martin discusses how J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI joined with leading white evangelicals and Catholics to bring about a white Christian America.

  1. February 20, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

On Monday, February 12, at 4 pm in the McCune Room, Elizabeth McGuire, Associate Professor of History, California State University, East Bay, will be talking about her current book project, Communist Neverland. The book tells the story of the Stasova International Children’s Home, an elite orphanage and boarding school for the children of Communist Party leaders from all parts of the globe. Through dozens of first-person interviews, Prof. McGuire investigates how the fierce struggle for world communism looked through the eyes of children, and how they became symbols, pawns, and victims in the violent geopolitics of the world around them. The event is sponsored by the Center for Cold War Studies and International History. Delicious refreshments will be served! 

Professor Elizabeth McGuire

  1. February 12, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Interdisciplinary artist Regina Mamou discusses her current project, an immersive, experiential installation that explores the intertwining of politics, culture, and religion, especially as seen in Soviet-Iraqi relations.
 
Regina Mamou, dressed in a blue dress with high heels, sits on a stool. In the background are two pieces of art.
 
  1. December 7, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

On Saturday, June 3, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) and the Cold War Working Group (CWWG) will host an in-person workshop from 11:00-12:30 pm at the West Campus Point faculty housing community's outdoor plaza. We will be reading and discussing a paper, "Seeing Mars: How the First Close-Up Images of Mars Reshaped Understanding of the Red Planet’s Environment in the 1960s," by Billy Marino, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB History Department. The CWWG is a collaborative, graduate student-led group designed to provide a supportive, welcoming environment for graduate students working on or around topics on the Cold  War and International History.

  1. June 3, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

On Monday, May 22, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) and the Cold War Working Group (CWWG) will host an in-person workshop from 6:00-7:30 pm (location TBD). We will be reading and discussing a paper, “Making Eugenic Field Workers: Shaping a Profession, Shaping Selves, 1910-1924,” by Isidro González, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB History Department. The CWWG is a collaborative, graduate student-led group designed to provide a supportive, welcoming environment for graduate students working on or around topics on the Cold  War and International History.

Photo of Isidro González, Doctoral Candidate

  1. May 22, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

On Wednesday, May 3rd, at 4:00 pm in the McCune Room, UCSB History Professor Salim Yaqub will be discussing his new monograph, Winds of Hope, Storms of Discord: The United States since 1945. The event is sponsored by the Center for Cold War Studies and International History. Delicious refreshments will be served! 
Flyer for Salim Yaqub's book talk on "Winds of Hope, Storms of Discord." Event Date: May 3, 2023 Time: 4:00 pm Location: HSSB 6020

  1. May 3, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Join CCWS on the evening of Thursday, April 13th for snacks, drinks, and a free screening of Stanley Kubrick's classic 1964 film Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

 

  1. April 13, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Nick Cohen, Doctoral Candidate

On Saturday, March 4, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) and the Cold War Working Group (CWWG) will host an in-person workshop at the West Campus Point faculty housing community's outdoor plaza (11am-12:30pm). We will be reading and discussing a paper, "Forging an International Backstop: Commercial Banking, Foreign Policy, and the Empowerment of the IMF, 1973 – 1981," by Nick Cohen, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB History Department. The CWWG is a collaborative, graduate student-led group designed to provide a supportive, welcoming environment for graduate students working on or around topics on the Cold  War and International History.

  1. March 4, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Paul Baltimore (1971-2021)