16 episodes

The field of International History reveals a world of great power politics, international diplomacy, and monumental events. However, International History Declassified seeks to take a closer look into not just the events and people of the past, but those who are studying that history today. Co-hosts Kian Byrne and Pieter Biersteker sit down with various scholars and historians to take a deeper look into the field of International History to discuss how that history is made, and where the field is headed in the future. International History Declassified is a podcast from the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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The field of International History reveals a world of great power politics, international diplomacy, and monumental events. However, International History Declassified seeks to take a closer look into not just the events and people of the past, but those who are studying that history today. Co-hosts Kian Byrne and Pieter Biersteker sit down with various scholars and historians to take a deeper look into the field of International History to discuss how that history is made, and where the field is headed in the future. International History Declassified is a podcast from the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

    The Ghosts of Sheridan Circle with Alan McPherson

    The Ghosts of Sheridan Circle with Alan McPherson

    In this episode of International History Declassified, Pieter and Kian sit down with author Alan McPherson to discuss his book, Ghosts of Sheridan Circle, which tells the chilling story of the assassination of Chilean dissident, Orlando Letelier.

    • 36 min
    Inside the Dodis Archives with Dr. Sacha Zala

    Inside the Dodis Archives with Dr. Sacha Zala

    Dr. Sacha Zala, Director of Diplomatische Dokumente der Schweiz (Dodis), explains to Pieter and Kian the declassification and publication process of the Dodis series. He also gives a guided tour of the Dodis website and archives, explaining how to search their collection of Swiss diplomatic documents and showing off several great features for researchers.

    • 33 min
    Communism in Saudi Arabia with Toby Matthiesen

    Communism in Saudi Arabia with Toby Matthiesen

    During his extensive work on the Saudi peninsula, Toby Matthiesen has explored many different aspects of Post-War Saudi history, including the development of the Communist Party of Saudi Arabia. In this discussion with Kian and Pieter, Dr. Matthiesen explains the nuances of the CPSA’s belief systems, it’s role as a regional player in the Gulf, as well as Dr. Matthiesen’s own experiences conducting research on the region.

    • 35 min
    Inside the NATO Archives with Nick Nguyen

    Inside the NATO Archives with Nick Nguyen

    In this episode, Pieter and special guest-host Erin Scrimger (Archivist, History and Public Policy Program) speak with NATO Archives Public Disclosure Officer Nick Nguyen about the 70th anniversary of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and what documents and materials are available in their archives that chronicle its founding.

    • 25 min
    International History Declassified - African American Women Activists of the Cold War with Dayo Gore

    International History Declassified - African American Women Activists of the Cold War with Dayo Gore

    Kian and Pieter are joined by Professor Dayo Gore of Georgetown University to discuss her work on African American women activists of the Cold War. Often overshadowed by their male colleagues and counterparts, these women have remarkable stories of their own and impacted the course of the African American leftist movements in ways not fully appreciated until only recently.

    • 34 min
    International History Declassified - Israeli Nuclear Negotiations with the UK and Canada with Or Rabinowitz

    International History Declassified - Israeli Nuclear Negotiations with the UK and Canada with Or Rabinowitz

    In this episode of International History Declassified, Kian and Pieter speak with historian Or Rabinowitz about Israeli nuclear history and what present-day and future nuclear negotiators can learn by reading the archival materials.

    • 34 min

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