March 21 – Radoslav A. Yordanov – The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa

Book Talk: Radoslav A. Yordanov on ‘Thinking local, acting global or how Moscow misread Washington in the Horn of Africa’

Radoslav A. Yordanov will discuss his new book The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa During the Cold War: Between Ideology and Pragmatism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) on Tuesday, March 21 (4:30 PM) at the Tamiment Library. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the United States and the Cold War and the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

Radoslav A. Yordanov majored in Political Science at the University of Sofia and after graduating summa cum laude received an Open Society Foundation scholarship to study International Politics at the University of Manchester. Upon completing his postgraduate degree in Manchester, he went to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), were he received a first-hand experience in the world of diplomacy as an intern at the Bulgarian diplomatic compound there. This led him to the pursuance of a masters degree in African Studies at the University of Oxford.

Building on his interest in center-periphery interaction, Radoslav continued his postgraduate work at Oxford University, where he completed a doctoral thesis on Soviet Union’s involvement in Ethiopia and Somalia during the Cold War. Following a visiting stint at RAN’s Institut Vseobshchei Istorii in Moscow, Radoslav is currently working on his second book-length manuscript at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.

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