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Russian Deserters to Sweden in World War I

November 9, 2015

The fate of a soldier serving in the Russian army in the First World War largely depended on luck and circumstances.

Europe at the Crossroads

November 9, 2015

   General Philip M. Breedlove will discuss the rapidly evolving geopolitical climate in Europe.

On Cruelty: Global Reflections from the Age of Revolutions to the War on Citizenship

October 30, 2015

This is the second meeting of the workshop series on Civility, Cruelty, Truth. A one-day event hosted by the Stanford Humanities Center, the workshop will explore the genealogies, promises, and...

The Rise and Fall of Ernst Röhm: Männerbund, National Revolution, and the Coming of the Third Reich

April 23, 2015

Ernst Röhm (1887-1934) was an early member of the Nazi Party and Hitler’s closest friend.  As head of the Nazi SA (Sturmabteilung), Röhm was one of the most powerful men in the Third Reich, at...

Victims, Heroes, Perpetrators: Remembering the Wehrmacht soldiers in Austria 1945 till today

January 13, 2015

On March 29, 1945 the first Soviet troops crossed the Austrian border. On April 13, after fighting involving heavy losses, Vienna was liberated by the Red Army.

The Allies, the European Resistance and the Origins of the Cold War in Europe

June 3, 2014

The presentation summarizes preliminary findings of my research project on Allied policy towards resistance groups during World War II and its impact on post-war political and ideological divisions...

Dealing with a Communist Dictatorship: U.S. Policy and the Softening of Soviet-Style Rule

May 14, 2013

The United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars on transforming the international landscape through military force in order to enhance America’s national security.

Emergence of Nationalism in Greece and Turkey: A Comparative Historical Account

October 26, 2011

Greek Nationalism had an early start in late 18th century because of the preponderance of the Greek language in Balkan institutions of learning.

Why Sweden Did Not Build the Bomb: Testing the Swedish Case Against International Relations Theories

July 18, 2011

Why did Sweden choose, in the late 1960s, to abandon its long-standing nuclear weapons plans?

Images Against Words: German and Soviet Engagements of the Other in World War II (1941-1943)

May 3, 2011

This talk presents the prolonged deadly encounter between the Germans and Soviets in World War II as a clash between two different interpretive templates.  In engaging the Soviet enemy, Nazi German...

The NATO-EU-Russia Triangle: Different Perceptions and Approaches to International Security

April 19, 2011

About the speaker: Dr. Franz Cede is a retired Austrian diplomat who served as the Austrian Ambassador to Russia (1999-2003) and to NATO (2003-2007).

Workshop on Islam and Secularism in Contemporary Turkey

November 15, 2010

This workshop is sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Program, and co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, the Europe Center, ...

Stalin, Soviet Policy, and the Consolidation of a Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe, 1944-1953

April 30, 2010

Soviet policy in Eastern Europe during the final year and immediate aftermath of World War II had a profound impact on global politics.

Post-Conflict International Human Rights: Bright Spots, Shadows, Dilemmas

April 22, 2010

José Zalaquett is a Chilean lawyer and legal scholar known for his work defending human rights in Chile during the regime of General Pinochet.

The US-Israel Relationship Today: Historical and Personal Perspectives

February 12, 2010

A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren has received fellowships from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments.

Latvia in Crisis: Where is a Way Out of It?

April 17, 2009

Latvia is a country that has come through a crisis before; can it do it again? Professor Stranga examines the current crisis in Latvia, a country much evolved over the past 50 years.

Regional Challenges: A Romanian Perspective

April 3, 2008

Prince Radu is visiting the Bay Area as special representative of the Romanian government, part of a program entitled the "Friendship Tour" covering several countries.

Between Hitler, Benes and Tito: Czechoslovak-German and Yugoslav-German confrontations in World War II

March 6, 2008

Professor Suppan examines the history of conflict between Germany and its minorities and Czechslovakia and Yugoslavia.

Kosovo: The End of Yugoslavia's Disintegration or The Spark of New Conflict?

January 11, 2008

Mr. Biberaj and Mr. Kesic both examine the issue of Kosovan independence from different persepectives. Mr. Biberaj explains why he believes that supervised independence is the only way forward.

Security and Policy Issues as seen by the United States and Europe

May 18, 2007

Dominique Struye de Swielande became ambassador of Belgium to the United States on December 29, 2006.

The Future of International Law in an Age of Genocide and Terrorism

January 30, 2007

Luis Moreno-Ocampo was unanimously elected by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on April 21, 2003.

International Law, Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court

January 30, 2007

Luis Moreno-Ocampo was unanimously elected by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on April 21, 2003.


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sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus