Join us for "The End of the Cold War and the Challenges of the (Post-)Soviet World," a symposium in honor of Amherst College Professor William Taubman. The schedule will be as follows:
9 a.m. Welcome remarks will be given by Catherine Ciepiela, director of the Center for Russian Culture at Amherst College.
9:30 a.m. Session I
Serhii Plokhy of Harvard University will discuss "After the Fall: The Disintegration of the USSR and the Search for Russian Borders."
Mary Sarotte of Harvard University will discuss "The Origins of Post-Cold War NATO Expansion and the Consequences for Western Relations with Russia."
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Session II
Samuel Charap of RAND Corporation will discuss "Russia and Its Post-Soviet Neighbors."
Vladislav Zubok of the London School of Economics will discuss "China’s Success and Gorbachev’s Failure: The End of Communism in Comparative Perspective."
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Session III
William Taubman and Melvyn Leffler of the University of Virginia will discuss "Reflection on the End of the Cold War" in a session facilitated by Vanessa Walker of Amherst College.