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Openness in Russia and Eastern Europe Project: List of Conferences

The following are the main international events the Openness Project has organized.  They do not include the many dozens of smaller conferences, workshops, panel discussions and other scholarly forums the project and its partners have organized, hosted and participated in throughout Europe and the United States since 1992.  

 

Cold War Crises in Eastern Europe:

  • The Crisis Year 1953 and the Cold War in Europe,” Potsdam, November 10-12, 1996.  Co-organized with the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington).
  • Hungary and the World, 1956: The New Archival Evidence,” Budapest, September 26-29, 1996.  Co-sponsored with the Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (Budapest), and CWIHP.
  • Czechoslovakia and the World, 1968: The New Archival Evidence,” Prague, April 18-20, 1994.  Co-sponsored with The Prague Spring 1968 Foundation (Prague), and CWIHP.
  • Poland 1980-1982: Internal Crisis, International Dimensions,” Jachranka–Warsaw, November 8-10, 1997.  Co-organized with The Institute for Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw), and CWIHP.

 

The Collapse of Communism:

  • The End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989: ‘New Thinking’ and New Evidence,” Musgrove, St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, May 1, 1999.
  • Political Transition in Hungary: 1989-1990,” Budapest, June 10-12, 1999.  Co-sponsored with the Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (Budapest), CWIHP, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest).
  • The Democratic Revolution in Czechoslovakia: Its Preconditions, Course, and Immediate Repercussions, 1987-89,” Prague, October 14-16, 1999.  Co-organized with The Czechoslovak Documentation Centre (Prague), and The Institute of Contemporary History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Prague).
  • Poland, 1986-1989: The End of the System,” Miedzeszyn-Warsaw, October 21-23, 1999.  Co-organized with The Institute for Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw).