Coordinators

Laurien Crump
Laurien is Associate Professor in Contemporary European History at Utrecht University and Chair of a multidisciplinary Cluster at University College Utrecht. She has published widely on multilateral relations in the Cold War on both sides of the Iron Curtain and is now working on a VENI-project on pan-European diplomacy in the 1980s. She also supervises the Global Cold War group at Utrecht University. Her monograph The Warsaw Pact Reconsidered: International Relations in Eastern Europe, 1955-69 (Routledge, 2015) was awarded the international George Blazyca prize. Read more
Ruud van Dijk
Ruud has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Dickinson College, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been a Senior Lecturer in the History of Globalization and International Relations at the University of Amsterdam since 2008. He is the Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of the Cold War (Routledge, 2008), and General Editor of a digital edition, under contract with Routledge. He is co-organizer of the Cold War Research Network in the Netherlands, and of the Working Group on History and International Politics (WHIP), a collaboration between academics and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more
Giles Scott-Smith
Giles holds the Roosevelt Chair in New Diplomatic History at the University of Leiden, and is one of the directors of the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies, Middelburg. He is one of the coordinators of the New Diplomatic History network and co-editor of the network’s journal, Diplomatica: A Journal of Diplomacy and Society (Brill). He has published widely on Cold War history, with a special interest in non-state actors, ideology, and the ‘transnational transatlantic’. Read more
Paschalis Pechlivanis
Paschalis is Assistant Professor in History of International Relations at Utrecht University. He has been Research Fellow at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB) Romania, Visiting Researcher at New York University (NYU) and he has previously taught at the University of Florence, Italy. He is the author of America and Romania in the Cold War: A Differentiated Détente, 1969-80 (Routledge, 2019) and Section Editor of the digital version of the Routledge Encyclopaedia of the Cold War.

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