The European Civilisation Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin had the pleasure of inviting Natolin students to participate in the second debate dedicated to the legacy of the Cold War.
The debate - with the interventions of Professor Jussi HANHIMAKI and Professor Glenda SLUGA - examined to what extent the end of the Cold War began a real reunification of Europe. The discussion further focused on new problems growing out of the end of the Cold War that dominated the formation of the post-Cold War order in Europe and the world.
The debate was chaired by Professor Marek CICHOCKI.
About the speakers
Jussi HANHIMAKI is a Professor of International History and Politics and Chair of the Department of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Previously a Lecturer at the London School of Economics. From 2002 to 2003, he was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars (Washington, DC) and is the recipient of the 2002 Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He was elected Finland Distinguished Professor in 2006. His main research interests include American foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and the international history of the Cold War.
Glenda SLUGA is a Professor of International History and Capitalism at the European University Institute. In 2020, she was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant, overseeing a five-year research program on "Twentieth Century International Economic Thinking and the complex history of globalization". In 2021, Princeton University Press will publish her latest book, The Invention of International Order: Remaking Europe after Napoleon. Professor Sluga is also an Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, as the recipient in 2013 of a five-year fellowship for ‘Inventing the International’. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Following the discussion, a workshop in the early evening will summarise the students' conclusions from both debates. The final format of this second workshop will be adjusted to participating students' needs and open for their initiative.