HIST202 - MAJOR SEM EUR POST-1800: COLD WAR & ITS LEGACIES

Description: 
The Cold War was the hinge around which global politics turned in the second half of the 20th century. From the coffeeshops of Paris to underground bunkers in Vietnam, from movie studios in California to nuclear bases in Siberia, from guerrilla camps in Latin America to oil rigs in Africa, this "struggle for the soul of mankind," drew millions of partisans, shaped the geopolitics of continents, redefined the nature of modern states- and killed millions of people. In this class, we will explore the global impact of the Cold War, by examining how this international conflict shaped domestic politics, culture, and geopolitics in the First, Second and Third Worlds. Furthermore, we will examine how both legacies and memory of the Cold War still shape global events, and the ways these are interpreted by contemporary policy-makers dealing with conflicts in locations like Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine.
Instructors: 
HAZANOV, ALEXANDER
Day and Time: 
T 0300PM-0600PM
Room: 

CASTER BUILDING A19

Activity: 
SEM
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    Registration Notes: 
    MAJORS ONLY