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Texas A&M Conference Commemorates The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

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The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University will commemorate the 20 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Monday (Jan. 26) with the 2009 Ansary Foreign Policy Conference, a retrospective symposium titled "The Cold War is History: Twenty Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall ."

The conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library Center and will feature talks by renowned diplomatic historians. They will discuss the fall of the Berlin Wall and what the subsequent changes in the international landscape have meant for the regions and nations most deeply involved in the Cold War – the United States, Western Europe, Russia, the former Soviet Republics and Eastern Bloc states and China.

Among the panelists are Chen Jian, an Emmy-award winner for his documentary on China; Melvyn Leffler, winner of the Bancroft Prize in diplomatic history; James Sheehan of Stanford University, formerly president of the American Historical Association; and William Taubman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.

The result of the conference will be a book on the fall of the Berlin Wall edited by the Scowcroft Institute's interim director, Jeffrey A. Engel, and published by Oxford University Press.

The 2009 Ansary Foreign Policy Conference is supported by the Texas A&M Melbern G. Glasscock Center and the European Union Center of Excellence, a unit of the International Programs office at Texas A&M; the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation; and Oxford University Press.

Individuals interested in attending should contact the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at siia@bushschool.tamu.edu for more information and to RSVP. Additional details may be found at http://bush.tamu.edu/afpc2009/.

For further information, contact Kelli Levey at 979-845-4645 or klevey@tamu.edu.

For more news about Texas A&M University, go to http://tamunews.tamu.edu/.

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