The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy (CGS) at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University presents “New Perspectives on President George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War” with Dr. Fritz Bartel and Dr. Susan Colbourn as part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Bush School.
The talk will be held on Wednesday, November 30thin Hagler Auditorium in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, 1002 George Bush Dr. W. College Station, TX 77840. Registration is required for the lecture, which begins at 5:30 PM CST.
Please register online to attend.
If guests are unable to attend in person, a Zoom link will be included in the RSVP confirmation email.
CGS will also host a book sale prior to the talk featuring Colbourn’s Euromissiles: The Nuclear Weapons that Nearly Destroyed NATO (Cornell UP, 2022) and Bartel’s The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism (Harvard UP, 2022). The books will be available for purchase at 20% off the regular price in the lobby of the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM. The authors will be available to sign books during that time.
About the speakers
Fritz Bartel joined the Department of International Affairs as an Assistant Professor in 2019. He came to the School from Yale University, where he was Associate Director of International Security Studies and also held a postdoctoral fellowship. Bartel’s book The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism was published with Harvard University Press in 2022. As a dissertation, it won the 2018 Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). Along with Nuno P. Monteiro, he also co-edited Before and After the Fall: World Politics and the End of the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2021). His work has been published in Enterprise & Society and Diplomatic History, and his research has been funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Miller Center. He received his Ph.D. in history from Cornell University. Bartel’s research interests lie in U.S. foreign relations, the global Cold War, grand strategy, and the history of capitalism.
Susan Colbourn is a diplomatic and international historian. Her research focuses on transatlantic relations, the Cold War, and the role of nuclear weapons in international politics and society. Since 2018, she has been a Henry Chauncey Jr. ’57 Postdoctoral Fellow at International Security Studies at Yale University. Currently, she is completing a history of NATO and the intermediate-range nuclear force arms race in Europe. Euromissiles: A Transatlantic History explores how successive debates over the Euromissiles, be it those among adversaries, among allies, and among alarmed citizens, tapped into broader anxieties about the existing international order and challenged the very foundations of the transatlantic bargain. Colbourn received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Toronto in 2018. Prior to her doctoral studies, she received an M.A. in history of international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an honorary B.A. in history and international relations from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.