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Spring 2011 Public Programs

The Center for the Cold War and the United States Spring 2011 Seminar Series Flyer (pdf)

Panel Discussion: "The Rosenberg Case Revisited"
Speakers: Miriam Schneir and Miriam Moskowitz with comments by Michael Meeropol
Date/Time: January 25, 2011, 6:00-8:00

Cold War Seminar: "Jazz Enthusiasts and the Cultural Cold War in the Soviet Union, 1945-1964"
Speaker: Gleb Tsipursky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date/Time: February 10, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Cold War Symposium: "The Cold War and the Folk Revival: The Place of Folk Song and Dance in the Cold War"
Date/Time: February 15, 2011, 5:00-7:00
Details (pdf)

Cold War Seminar: "The Cold War at the Office: Anticommunism and the Demise of the United Office and Professional Workers of America"
Speaker: Shannan Clark, Montclair State University
Date/Time: February 24, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Triangle Fire Event: "The Triangle Fire and Its Impact"
Speakers: Richard Greenwald and Leigh Benin
Date/Time: March 1, 2011, 6:00
Flyer (pdf)

Cold War Seminar: "Ronald Reagan in Ireland, 1984: A Different Cold War"
Speaker: Van Gosse, Franklin and Marshall College
Date/Time: March 3, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Cold War Seminar: "Remembering Oppenheimer: Historical Memory and the Politics of Dissent in Cold War America"
Speaker: David K. Hecht, Bowdoin College
Date/Time: March 10, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Exhibit Opening & Symposium: "The Triangle Fire 100 Years Later"
Speakers: Hasia Diner, New York University; Alice Kessler Harris, Columbia University; Richard Greenwald, Drew University; Marcella Bencivenni, Hostos Community College; Tarry Hum, Queens College; Annie Polland, Tenement Museum
Date/Time: March 23, 2011, 6:00-8:00
Location: 528 LaGuardia Place, NYC

Cold War Seminar: "The 'Seven Lean Years': Defending Civil Liberties During the McCarthy Era"
Speaker: Ruth Martin, University of Cambridge
Date/Time: March 24, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center Conference: "Academic Freedom in the 1960s"
Date/Time: April 1, 2011, 12:00 - 6:00
Location: Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Mews, New York, NY
Program Schedule

Library Workshop: "Alternative Press Collections in the Tamiment Library"
Speaker: Donna Davey, Tamiment Librarian
Date/Time: April 7, 2011, 3:00-4:00
Workshop Flyer

Cold War Seminar: "The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower"
Speaker: Steve Norwood, University of Oklahoma
Date/Time: April 7, 2011, 5:00-7:00
Program Flyer

Cold War Seminar: "Naming Names in New York City: Teachers, Morals, and the Anti-Communist Purge"
Speaker: Marjorie Heins, Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center Fellow
Date/Time: April 14, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Cold War Seminar: "Decolonization and the Origins of the Cold War"
Speaker: John Munro, Harvard University
Date/Time: 4/21/2011 (originally scheduled for 1/27/2011), 5:00-6:30

Film Screening: "The Uprising of '34, the Strike That Changed Organized Labor." Directed by George C Stoney and Judith Helfand. Produced by Vera Rony
Date/Time: 4/21/2011, 7:00-8:45

Cold War Seminar: "Historical Novelists as Political Subversives: The Case of Howard Fast"
Speaker: Philip Deery, Victoria University
Date/Time: April 28, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Panel Discussion: "Historians, Power, and Politics: Jesse Lemisch's Classic Critique of Anti-Radicalism in the American Historical Profession (1969)"
Speakers: Blanche Wiesen Cook, Staughton Lynd, Rusti Eisenberg, and John McMillian with comments by Jesse Lemisch
Date/Time: May 4, 2011, 5:00
N.B.: The reading room will be closing at 4:00 pm.
Flyer (pdf)

Cold War Seminar: "Bitter Medicine: Union-Busting, Development, and the Alliance for Progress in Bolivia, 1961-1964"
Speaker: Thomas Field, London School of Economics and Political Science
Date/Time: May 5, 2011, 5:00-7:00

Forum, Exhibit, Archive Opening: "Tenant Organizations and Housing Policy: Past Present and Future"
Speakers: William Gribben, Esq., Vivian Dee, Jean Green Dorsey, Roberta Gold, Mario Mazzoni, Andres Mares Muro
Date/Time: May 19, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00
Flyer (pdf)


Unless otherwise noted, programs will take place at the Tamiment Library on the New York University campus.

The address is 70 Washington Square South, 10th Floor (West 4th Street between LaGuardia and Greene Streets), New York, NY 10012. Map Tel: 212-998-2630.

Additional Information

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N.B. You may browse listings of events held in previous semesters on the main programs page.

Updated 05/20/2011