NYU's Center for the United States and the Cold War Hosts Lecture Series


A lecture series, hosted by New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War, will open on Thursday, September 25, at 5 p.m., with a discussion by University of Michigan professor, Robert J. Goldstein, on “The Attorney General’s List of Subversive Organizations: A Key, Under-studied Aspect of the Post-World War II American Red Scare.” Goldstein is the author of American Blacklist: The Attorney General’s List of Subversive Organizations, to be published this October by the University Press of Kansas.

All lectures take place in NYU’s Tamiment Library, 10th floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. They are free and open to the public. For further information, the public may call 212.998.2471 or email zk3@nyu.edu.

The Center for the United States and the Cold War is a joint project of the Tamiment Library and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Its programs support research on the ways in which the ideological struggle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union shaped American politics, foreign policy, economics, culture, and society.

A schedule of lectures follows:

  • Thurs., Oct. 2, 5 p.m. “New Ancestral Shrines after the Cold War” by Heonik Kwon from the University of Edinburgh, author of the forthcoming book The Decomposition of the Cold War
  • Thurs., Oct. 16, 5 p.m. “Countering the Soviet Union in Europe: Comparative Finnish and Yugoslav Policies of Neutralism 1948-1958” by Rinna Kullaa, Harriman Institute at Columbia University
  • Thurs., Oct. 23, 5 p.m. “Weapon of Dictators: Preventive War and Its Critics during the Truman and Eisenhower Years” by Baruch College’s Thomas Heinrich
  • Thurs., Oct. 30, 5 p.m. “Neither Here Nor There: Eastern Europe in Lucy S. Dawidowicz’s Post-War Jewish Cold War” by Rutgers University professor Nancy Sinkoff, author of Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands
  • Thurs., Nov. 20, 5 p.m. “The Political Culture of Journalism in the Age of Totalitarianism” by Sam Lebovic from the University of Chicago
  • Thurs., Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. “The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The Making of a Global President” by Jeff Engel, Texas A&M University, editor of The China Diary of George H.W. Bush, published by Princeton University Press
  • Thurs., Dec. 11, 5 p.m. “The Cold War Politics of Genetic Research: Lysenkoism, Science, and the American Left” by William deJong-Lambert, Bronx Community College, CUNY.

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