Hawks or Doves? Reconsidering American Soviet Policy

7 October 2021
16:00 - 17:30

On Thursday, October 7th, Grant Golub and Conor Tobin will be talking about their researches for this month’s panel!

Grant’s research – Friends, Enemies, Or Somewhere in Between?: Henry Stimson and the War Department View of Soviet-American Relations from World War to Cold War – focuses on the development of the USA’s War Department’s view on Russia between the World Wars and the Cold War, with special regards to the actions of former US Secretary of War and State, Henry L. Stimson.

Conor’s research –  “A Soviet Vietnam?” Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan – looks at the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan through US lenses. It pays special attention to Former US National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, who named this war “The USSR’s Vietnam War”.

Grant Golub is a PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of International History in The London School of Economics and Political Science. Hailing from Sarasota, Florida, USA, Grant received his BA in History and American Studies cum laude from Princeton University, and an MSc in History of International Relations with Distinction from LSE. His current research focuses on Henry L. Stimson and his tenure as the AMerican secretary of war during the Second World War.

Dr. Conor Tobin is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow in UCD School of History. He completed his BA, MA, and PhD in UCD, and has lectured on US and international history in the UCD School of History, Dublin Business School, and UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies. His research focuses on US foreign policy during the Carter administration, particularly the role of National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski in the formation of policy regarding the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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