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OWLS School: Russia & the US: Shifting Alliances | October 13

Posted on August 14, 2017 in Learning

October 13

Following the end of the Cold War, many Americans believed that Russian-American rivalry was a thing of the past.  President Obama even dismissed Russia as a “regional power.”  Once again, however, Russia is often cast as a geostrategic threat, and many in the media talk of a new “Cold War.” This four-hour lecture/seminar will explore the history of Soviet-American relations, paying closest attention to WWII, when for four years the two countries were allied before the Cold War commenced.  A brief overview of the Soviet era will be followed by a discussion of the Putin years and an examination of the continuities and differences between the present and previous decades.

If you would like to sign up for this course or want to see the full OWLS schedule, visit the OWLS page.

Steven Merritt Miner

Steven Merritt Miner is Professor of History at Ohio University, where for the last decade he served as  Director of the Contemporary History Institute.  He is the author of two books, with a third due to be published this year and a fourth under contract and nearing completion.  His first book, "Between Churchill and Stalin," received the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Award for the best book in European History.  

In addition to scholarly works, he has also published in newspapers such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, and he has been interviewed on television and radio networks including Newsweek Radio, NPR, the CBC, and the BBC World Service (in Russian).