An event every day that begins at 4:00pm, repeating until May 3, 2017
May 1, 2017 | 4pm – 6pm
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
Discussant: Kirk W. Larsen, Brigham Young University
May 2, 2017 | 4pm – 6pm
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Stree
Discussant: Ezra F. Vogel, Harvard University
May 3, 2017 | 4pm – 6pm
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
Discussant: Sung Yoon Lee, Tufts University
Speaker: Odd Arne Westad is the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University, where he teaches at the Kennedy School of Government. He is an expert on contemporary international history and on the eastern Asian region.
Before coming to Harvard in 2015, Westad was School Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While at LSE, he directed LSE IDEAS, a leading center for international affairs, diplomacy and strategy.
Professor Westad won the Bancroft Prize for The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. The book, which has been translated into fifteen languages, also won a number of other awards. Westad served as general editor for the three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War, and is the author of the Penguin History of the World (now in its 6th edition). His most recent book, Restless Empire: China and the World since 1750, won the Asia Society’s book award for 2013.