22 MAR | WEBINAR – Europe, GDR and the Cold War

On 22 March (6 PM WET | 7 PM CET | 8 PM EET), the NOWALL partners will be promoting the webinar “Europe, GDR and the Cold War: from the Euromissiles Crisis to the Reunification”.

The Cold War began almost the day after the end of World War II, with recent allies on opposite sides of the barricade. It was then that another global conflict would soon break out. Since then there was “peace that is not peace.”

“Cold War” became a term for an international conflict that could not be resolved by direct military confrontation. As it unfolded, it was a state of high tension and hostile rivalry between the USSR and its satellite states, and non-communist states under US leadership. In trivialization, the Cold War was a struggle between two opposing systems for leadership or world domination, in which the USSR and the US played the main roles. It lasted from the end of World War II to 1991.

In the debate, NOWALL partners will be hosting:

Kyrill Kunakhovich  (University of Virginia) – “The View from Below: How Ordinary East Germans Shaped the Cold War”

Paul Rubinson (Bridgewater State University) – “A Europe Free of Nuclear Weapons: Transnational Antinuclear Activism and the End of the Cold War”

Angela Romano (University of Glasgow) – “GDR’s economic links and relations across the Iron Curtain. People’s roles in opening up and nourishing East German relations with the non-socialist part of Europe”

The debate will be hosted byStefan Nygård (University of Helsinki).


Find more about the project here! And join this event here.

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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