Center to Present Lecture on Early Cold War Jan. 24

by Public Relations | Jan 02, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018

Dr. Eric Pullin

Saint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Eric Pullin of Carthage College, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is entitled “The Early Cold War: Purge Trials and Witch Hunts.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Pullin has published numerous articles on the international relations of the Soviet Union, India and the United States during World War II and the Cold War. He has written articles on Soviet and U.S. espionage and propaganda in India during the 1950s and 1960s, and has recently completed a manuscript, Noise and Flutter: Global Ideological Conflict, 1942-1970.

Pullin routinely teaches study tour courses on World War II and the Cold War in both Western and Eastern Europe. An associate professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Pullin is chair of the History Department, director of the College Honors Program, and co-director of the Humanities Citizenship Initiative. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009.

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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences, and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff and it produces numerous publications.

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Photo: Dr. Eric Pullin


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