Course description

This course introduces students to major topics in cold war history. It begins with a discussion of the diplomatic legacy of the two world wars proceeds to an analysis of postwar rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and ends with the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) the disintegration of the Soviet Union (1991) and the making of the post-cold war world order.


  • Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'Kyi Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

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