Geopolitics of Sympathy: George F. Kennan and NATO Enlargement

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Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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The European Studies Council and the Baltic Studies Program at Yale host a presentation on “Geopolitics of Sympathy: George F. Kennan and NATO Enlargement” by Kaarel Piirimäe, Spring 2021 Visiting Fulbright Fellow.
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Kaarel Piirimäe is Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Tartu and Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Cambridge with a thesis on the Big Three Allies and the Baltic Question in World War II (published 2014). Professor Piirimäe has edited several volumes and special journal issues on the history of the Baltic states in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on international history. His article “Liberals and Nationalism: E. H. Carr, Walter Lippmann and the Baltic States from 1918 to 1944” won the Vilis Vītols prize for the best article in the Journal of Baltic Studies in 2017. As a Fulbright Scholar at Yale, Professor Piirimäe is working on the early post-Cold War era in the Baltic region, a book project on US-Baltic relations from 1922 to 2022, and George F. Kennan’s engagements with and views on the Baltic region during the “American century.”
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Kaarel Piirimae, Visiting Fulbright Fellow, Yale University