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The Past in the Present: How the Cold War Created Trump, Putin, and Xi Jinping

The Past in the Present: How the Cold War Created Trump, Putin, and Xi Jinping

Arne Westad | S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, Harvard University
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018   |   12:15 - 1:45 pm   |  Texas Union, Eastwoods Room

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Clements Center and the University of Texas History Department welcomed Professor Arne Westad, the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, for a talk "The Past in the Present: How the Cold War Created Trump, Putin, and Xi Jinping" at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Odd Arne Westad is the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, where he teaches at the Kennedy School of Government.  He is an expert on contemporary international history and on the eastern Asian region. Before coming to Harvard in 2015, Westad was School Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).  While at LSE, he directed LSE IDEAS, a leading centre for international affairs, diplomacy and strategy. Professor Westad won the Bancroft Prize for The book, which has been translated into fifteen languages, also won a number of other awards.  Westad served as general editor for the three-volume , and is the author of  the  (now in its 6th edition). Westad's , won the Asia Society’s book award for 2013. Professor Westad’s most recent book, , was published in 2017 by Basic Books in the United States and Penguin in the UK.  A new history of the global conflict between capitalism and Communism since the late 19th century, it provides the larger context for how today’s international affairs came into being.

Missed the event? Listen to it here on the Horns of a Dilemma podcast! 

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