Miller Center

Panel I: Faulty Lessons, Inflated Threats

When Walls Came Down: Berlin, 9/11 and U.S. Strategy in Uncertain Times

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John Mueller, Odd Arne Westad
October 26, 2009
10:30AM - 12:00PM (EDT)

John Mueller
John Mueller

Odd Arne Westad
Odd Arne Westad

JOHN MUELLER is the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at the Mershon Center and Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. His most recent books are Atomic Obsession (forthcoming) and Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them. He has been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

ODD ARNE WESTAD is Professor of International History, Director of IDEAS, and Co-Director of the Cold War Studies Centre at the London School of Economics. He is editor of the journal Cold War History and co-editor (with GAGE Faculty Associate Melvyn Leffler) of the forthcoming three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War. His 2006 book, The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times, was awarded the Bancroft Prize, the Akira Iriye International History Book Award, and the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association.

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