Second virtual presentation of the Cold War Symposium revisits the end of the Cold War

The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center conducted the second of a three part virtual series in the Cold War Symposium on Jan. 11, 2022. This second part was entitled, “Part 2: The Cold War Ends.” The presenters were:

• Sean Kalic, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Military History, CGSC, Subject: The Strategic Environment
• Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gilbert Bernabe, Ph.D., former inspector for the On-Site Inspection Agency (OSIA), Subject: Trust but Verify
• Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mark Wilcox, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Operations, CGSC,  Subject: The Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty

This virtual meeting was moderated by Lt. Col. (Ret.) John Nelson, Simons Center deputy director and senior research fellow, with comments by Col. (Ret.) Bob Ulin, Simons Center director. Participating in the online presentation were 45 registrants from eight states, in addition to one attendee from Vicneza, Italy.

See the video below for the complete presentation.

The purpose of the Cold War Symposium is to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the end of the Cold War, to promote scholarship, and to recognize the contributions of those who participated in that global struggle, especially the United States and its allies in NATO. The completion of the symposium will result in publication of a book, edited by Dr. Mark Wilcox, CGSC associate professor, with chapters written by the panel experts.

The series kicked off with a dinner event on Nov. 9, and is being followed up with virtual presentations in a three-part series. “Part 1: Setting the Stage for the End of the Cold War” was conducted Dec. 14, 2021.

The third and final virtual presentation in the series entitled “Part 3: Rebuilding the Alliance” is scheduled for Feb. 8, 2022. – Registration is free. The event registration will be available in the “events” section of the Simons Center website soon.

The Cold War Symposium is an Arter-Rowland National Security Forum Series co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center and the Greater Kansas City Chapter of AUSA (KCAUSA).

For more information about the Cold War Symposium, contact Col. (Ret.) Bob Ulin at or 913-240-1495.

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