US Policy and the End of the Cold War: A Firsthand Retrospective on Changes in Eastern Europe and the USSR,1987-1991

Cold War Studies Seminar
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In person
S250, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

The changes in the Soviet bloc in the late 1980s and early 1990s posed major challenges for U.S. policymakers. Dr. Thomas W. Simons, Jr., who was a senior U.S. State Department official at the time dealing with policy toward Eastern Europe and the USSR (and who became U.S. ambassador to Poland in 1990), recently completed a memoir on his career. He will be offering his assessment of the way the United States responded to the momentous changes in the region, in conversation with Prof. Nadia Boyadjieva.

Refreshments will be provided.

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