Event: The End of World War II and the Start of the Cold War in Europe

Date(s):
October 12, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:
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World War II, the deadliest conflict in human history, left unimaginable destruction in its wake. Europe needed to rebuild shattered lives and economies - all the while a new menace, the USSR, surfaced in the East. In this three day symposium, experts will explore the end of the war on both the Eastern and Western fronts, the complicated rebuild process for Europe, the rise of the USSR, and the creation of NATO as the world plunged into the Cold War. 

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SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

October 12, 12:00-2:00pm

The State of World War II in Europe as of Early June 1944

Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History

Department of History, University of Georgia

 

The Western Fronts, June 1944 to May 1945

Col. William Woodcock, USAF (ret.)

History Department, Auburn University

 

The Eastern Front from Operation Bagration to Potsdam

Dr. Seymour Goodman, Regents Professor

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Seymour Goodman

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October 13, 12:00-2:00pm

Europe in Chaos, 1945 – 1947 

Dr. Vicki Birchfield, Professor

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology &

Georgia Tech Lorraine

Dr. Claire Greenstein, Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Alabama-Birmingham

 

The New Political/Institutional Geography, 1945 – 1950

Dr. Katja Weber, Professor

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Early Cold War Operational Modes, 1947 – 1950 

Gen. Philip Breedlove, USAF (ret.), Distinguished Professor

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Alasdair Young, Professor and Neal Family Chair

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

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October 14, 12:00-2:00pm

The Evolution of Deployed Technologies, 1944-1950 

Gen. Philip Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Dr. Seymour Goodman

Dr. John Morrow

 

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Seymour Goodman

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Chris McDermott at chris.mcdermott@gatech.edu