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Thu, Oct. 13, 2022
12 pm - 1 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University

When Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the Baker institute in 2001 about opportunities for economic cooperation between the United States and Russia, the Cold War was a fading memory. Two decades later, Putin’s efforts to conquer Ukraine and brand the U.S. as a major enemy suggest that a new cold war has begun. In a lecture at the Baker Institute on October 13, Hope M. Harrison — a professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University and one of the country’s leading Cold War scholars — considered the uses of Cold War history in seeking to understand Putin and his war. History matters.

Lunch was served at noon during Harrison’s lecture. This event was free and open to the public.

This event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Director’s Office. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter, and join the conversation with #BakerForeignPolicy.

 

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Featured Speaker

Hope M. Harrison, Ph.D., is a professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University. One of America’s leading scholars of the Cold War, she has written numerous scholarly articles and two books — the prize-winning “Driving the Soviets Up the Wall” (Princeton University Press, 2003) and “After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present” (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Harrison has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the American Academy in Berlin, Harvard University and the Wilson Center.

As a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow at the White House in 2000-2001, Harrison directed the staff for European and Eurasian affairs on the National Security Council. She has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, BBC, Voice of America, the History Channel, the Science Channel, ZDF, Deutschlandradio and CCTV. Many of her public lectures can be found on YouTube.

Welcome Speaker

Allen Matusow, Ph.D.
Academic Affairs Director, Baker Institute

 

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When

Thu, Oct. 13, 2022
12 pm - 1 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Where

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University