Critical Conversations in Russian Studies: Soviet Foreign Relations and the Late Cold War

Friday, March 12, 2021

12:00 P.M.1:30 P.M.

Location: Zoom & Live-streamed to Facebook

Moderated by IU Professor Michael De Groot, this RSW Series Critical Conversations in Russian Studies panel will discuss the ways in which new archival evidence has revised scholars' understanding of how Moscow navigated an international order in transition during the 1970s and 1980s. 

View a recording of the panel session.

Co-sponsored by the Department of International Studies.

Panelists + Moderator


Fritz Bartel is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service. His research interests include US foreign relations, the global Cold War, grand strategy, and the history of capitalism.


Susan Colbourn is a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her book, Euromissiles: A Transatlantic History, is forthcoming from Cornell University Press in spring 2022. 



Michael De Groot is an Assistant Professor of International Studies at Indiana University. His current current research explores the intersection of the Cold War and economic globalization.


Simon Miles is an Assistant Professor at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. He is a diplomatic historian whose research agenda explores the causes and mechanics of cooperation between states. His areas of expertise are the Soviet Union and Russia.


Christopher Miller is an Assistant Professor of International History at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and co-director of the school's Russia and Eurasia Program. His researach interests include Russian history, politics, economics, foreign policy, and Cold War history.