The Cold War Science & Technology

Speakers Series

Spring 2000

January 21
Alex Roland, Duke University
"The Race for Machine Intelligence: DARPA, DoD, and the Strategic Computing Initiative"
     3:30-5:30 pm, University Center -- McKinna Room (2nd floor)
This event is cosponsored by the department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Software Engineering Institute.

February 18
Bo Jacobs, University of Illinois
"The Alchemical Narrative: Atomic Weapons and Social Transformation"
     3:30-5:30 pm, Baker Hall 255A

March 10
Roger Launius, NASA
"Project Apollo in American Memory and Myth"
     3:30-5:30, Baker Hall 255A (Abstract)

March 17
Jim Tomayko, Carnegie Mellon
"The Canadian CF-105 Arrow and the Price of National Self-Esteem"
     3:30-5:30, Baker Hall 255A
(Refreshments to follow)

April 18
William R. Smyser
"The Cold War Struggle over Germany"
     4:00-5:30 pm Porter Hall A18C
(This event may need to be moved -- check back)

April 21
Ambassador Jack Matlock, Princeton
"Reagan, Gorbachev, and the End of the Cold War."
     3:30-5:30, Breed Hall, Margaret Morrison 103
(Reception to follow )
This event is co-sponsored by the President's office, Provost's office, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the International Relations Organization.

April 27
Gerard Fitzgerald, Carnegie Mellon
"Instruments of War: Isolation Technology and the Origins of the United
States Biological Weapons Program, 1928-1950. "
     3:30-5:30, Porter Hall A19

May 3
Andy McIntire, Carnegie Mellon
"Fighting the Colossus: North Vietnam's Low Tech Responses to the American Style of Warfare."
     3:30-5:30 pm, Breed Hall, MM103

May 5
Jim Gilchrist, Carnegie Mellon
"The Cold War and American Religion"
     3:30-5:30 pm, Baker Hall 255A

CNN Series
The Cold War Science & Technology Group has been watching and reviewing the new CNN Cold War documentary series
 Fall 1999 Speaker schedule and links to talk summaries
 Spring 1999 Speaker schedule and links to talk summaries
Fall 1998 Speaker schedule and links to talk summaries
'96-'98 Speaker schedules from the Fall 1996 to Spring '98
 Photos Take a look at photos of past events, and follow along inside the group's tour of the top secret Congressional bunker in the Greenbriar Hotel.
 Syllabi We've collected syllabi for various Cold War related courses, and are always looking for more.

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