Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cold War History at the Tamiment: A Visit to Chernobyl, Port Huron at Fifty, and More

Today marks the first in a series of seminars sponsored by the Center for the United States and the Cold War of the Tamiment Library at NYU.  Kate Brown’s paper is an artful chapter that artfully contrasts the planned city Chernobyl with the Ukrainian peasant community it supplanted. constructed around her own visit to the now-deserted "zone."  Also notable is the two-day conference in April to note the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement, which promises to bring Tom Hayden together with Occupy Wall Street activists.

Most sessions (but not the Port Huron ones) convene at the Tamiment, which is located on the 10th floor of NYU’s Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South.  For more information, contact zk3@nyu.edi

February 9th - Kate Brown, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
“The Plutonium Curtain: Plutonium's role in making model cities and the nuclear security state
during the Soviet-American Cold War”

February 23rd - David Engerman, Brandeis University
“India as a Hotspot in the Economic Cold War”

March 8th - Sueyoung Park-Primiano, New York University
“Hollywood's Cold War Overtures in South Korea: Lessons in Democracy and Christian Love”

March 29th - Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology
“Puerto Rican Nationalism, the Communist Party, and the U.S. Government during the Cold War: The Challenges of ‘Domestic’ Decolonization”

April 5th - Despina Lalaki, New York University
“American Academics Abroad. Cultural Responsibility and Ideology in the Cold War Era”

April 12th - Port Huron at 50 Keynote Address
"The Port Huron Statement in Historical Perspective"
6:00pm, Tamiment Library.  Sponsored by Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School and the Tamiment Library

April 13th - Port Huron at 50 Conference
Tom Hayden, "Participatory Democracy: From Port Huron to Occupy Wall Street”
9:30am-4:30pm, Glucksman Ireland House, 1 Washington Square Mews.  Sponsored by Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School and the Tamiment Library

April 19th - Roberta Gold, Fordham University
"City of Tenants"

May 3rd - Louie Milojevic, American University
“Building Tito-Land: American Foreign Aid and the Yugoslav Fantasy, 1948-1963”