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Symposium: Social Politics and the Cold War - May 1-2, 2014

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Symposium: Social Politics and the Cold War Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2, 2014
Symposium: Social Politics and the Cold War
7:30 p.m.  Thursday, keynote address by Dagmar Herzog
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Friday, panels
Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the last moments of the Cold War that defined the second half of the 20th century.  The "Social Politics and the Cold War" symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to investigate the cultural impacts of superpower rivalry.  Rather than focusing exclusively on the political or military aspects of the Cold War, the symposium examines the effects of the bi-polar world on cultural production, women's issues, health and sexuality, the environment, youth movements, the production of science, and the reshaping of national educational paradigms.

Sponsored by:  the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs and the Departments of Gender and Womens Studies, History, and German.