In foreign policy debates we often encounter references to historical events that are supposed to teach us something with relevance to the present. For instance, the Western policy of appeasement in the 1930s, the contemporary authoritarian slide, the Great Depression as well as national suffering due to wars and foreign occupations are often mentioned in current foreign policy debates. Why and how do political leaders refer to past events in foreign policy debates? How do they shape collective memories in the pursuit of international agendas?
The webinar analyses these questions from the perspective of Russian, Chinese, North American and European experts. It also introduces a journal special issue that examines the topic through highly relevant case studies.
Link to the special issue: https://link.springer.com/journal/41311/volumes-and-issues/57-6