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A New Deal for the World? Global Reconstruction After the Catastrophe, 1945-1955

December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Please join us for a joint Symposium of the International History Institute and the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, National World War II Museum

Noon -12:30 Welcome and Introduction
Professor Cathal Nolan, Director, International History Institute
Dr. Robert Citino, Director, Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, National World War II Museum

12:30 – 2:00 Panel One: Rebuilding World Order After WWII
Chair: Professor Joshua Shifrinson, IHI Fellow & Pardee School of Global Studies
Dr. Keith Huxen, Senior Research Director, WWII Museum, “Exorcising the Specter of the Great Depression: The United States as Emerging Economic Superpower, 1943-1950”
Dr. Andrew David, IHI Fellow & History, Boston University, “Rebuilding the Balance of Power: Replacing Britain in the New Postwar Order”

2:00 – 2:30 Coffee break & light refreshments

2:30 – 4:00 Panel Two: From Alliance to Enmity
Chair: Dr. June Grasso, IHI Fellow & Associate Professor of Social Science, Boston University
Dr. Esther Hu, Boston University, “The Republic of China’s Contributions to Allied Victory and the New Global Order, 1941-1953”
Dr. Jason Dawsey, Research Historian, Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, “The Prospect of Human Extinction: Imagining World War III, 1945-55”

4:00-4:30 Panelist Roundtable discussion and Audience Q/A
Facilitated by Professor Nolan and Dr. Citino


December 3, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


International History Institute (Fenway Campus)
43 Hawes St
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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(617) 353-1165