This talk is part of the Greenberg Distinguished Colloquium Series.
Cold War historian Professor Odd Arne Westad will discuss his latest book, The Cold War: A World History. In The Cold War, Westad offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. This book expands our understanding of the Cold War both geographically and chronologically, and offers an engaging new history of how today's world was created.
The language of the event will be English.
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Historian, S. T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations at Harvard University
Prof. Odd Arne Westad is a scholar of modern international and global history, with a specialization in the history of eastern Asia since the 18th century. Westad has published sixteen books, most of which deal with twentieth century Asian and global history. Today Westad is mainly interested in researching histories of empire and imperialism, first and foremost in Asia, but also world-wide. He is also trying to figure out how China’s late twentieth century economic reforms came into being and how their results changed the global economy.
In the first part of his career, Westad was mainly preoccupied with the history of the Cold War, China-Russia relations, and the history of the Chinese civil war and the Chinese Communist Party. Since the mid-2000s, Westad has been concerned with more general aspects of post-colonial and global history, as well as the modern history of China.
Westad joined the faculty at Yale after teaching at the London School of Economics, where he was School Professor of International History, and at Harvard University, where he was the S.T. Lee Professor of US-Asia Relations. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of several other national academies.