KC Johnson

Roundtable Cultural Seminars: Cold War (Fall 2015)

I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. My B.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) come from Harvard, my M.A. from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to Brooklyn, I taught at Arizona State and Williams; I also have served as a visiting professor at Harvard University and at Tel Aviv University, as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities.

Schedule

Session One: Origins

Session Two: Expansion of the Cold War

Session Three: Vietnam

Session Four: Detente & Its Limits

Session Five: Revival of Tensions

 Session Six: The Cold War Ends

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