International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, 27-29 April 2017, UC Santa Barbara

The UCSB/GWU/LSE International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War will take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 27-29 April 2017. This will be a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to present their work and receive critical feedback from fellow students and established scholars alike. The Call for Papers contains all of the pertinent information, including submission deadlines (the first of which is 27 January 2017).


Tbilisi Workshop, September 2017

The Workshop, Cold War International Law IV will be held in the late summer of 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia.  At this invitational workshop, we will re-articulate and extend the general themes of the project, consider Cold War International Law (CWIL) from the perspective of the Soviet and Eastern European experience, and think through and with the ‘literary’ Cold War. Keynote speakers will include Anna Dolidze (Chief Legal Advisor to the Government of Georgia) and Scott Newton, (author of Law and the Making of the Soviet World, SOAS, London).

The event will be held at the Georgian Writers’ House in Old Tbilisi and will be funded by The Australian Research Council (Australia); The Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and The London School of Economics. There will be an event at the Georgian Ministry of Justice, as well as reception at the Office of the President. The workshop is by invitation only, but if you have a research project you think is connected, please contact us at