Soviet and American Plans to Survive Nuclear Armageddon

Activity Type: 
Lecture
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Presenter: 
Ed Geist, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 16:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Location: 
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Contact Person: 
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone: 
4126487407
Contact Email: 
smp125@pitt.edu

The United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a decades-long nuclear race. Though the Cold War rivals achieved "Mutual assured destruction" in the 1960s, both powers made plans for their respective societies to survive nuclear holocaust. This live interview with Ed Geist will examine the American and Soviet political and cultural context that influenced their civil defense efforts to withstand the ultimate catastrophe.

UCIS Unit: 
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Director's Office
European Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
Department of Communication
Department of History
Cultural Studies Program
World History Center
Is Event Already in University Calendar?: 
No
Pitt Undergrads: 
6
Pitt Grad Students: 
3