Fri, October 17, 2008 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206
What were the causes and consequences of the end of the Cold War? The perspectives of the school of historians of International Relations at Oxford provide the key to understanding the complex nature of the post-Cold War era. Paradoxically, the historians who came closest to foreseeing the end of the Cold War were those who made few if any claims to a 'scientific' approach. Their idea of forecasting was based, at the very most, on John Stuart Mill's modest concept of 'a certain order of possiAdam Roberts is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University. He has written and taught extensively on issues relating to the use of force, international law, and international organization. His latest book is The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945 (2008).