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RCC/RILL presents course on Cold War

A series of three lectures featuring Steve Wolfe speaking on “The Cold War: Origins, Alliances, and Flashpoints, 1945-1962” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 15, 22, and 29 (Tuesdays) at the L. E. Smoot Memorial Library in King George. The course is sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), and all interested persons are invited to register and attend.

Wolfe will examine the origins of the Cold War, the development of alliances within the American and Soviet spheres, and the major events between 1945 and 1962. The first two lectures will cover the flashpoints of the Cold War, including the Berlin airlift, Korea, and the Berlin Wall. The third lecture will be devoted entirely to the most dangerous episode of the era, the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.

Steve Wolfe is currently a graduate student in the History Department of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He holds the degrees of bachelor of arts in political science and economics from West Virginia University, and master of public administration from Syracuse University. His professional background is in public finance and institutional investing, and he has twice been elected to the King George County Board of Supervisors, where he served successively as vice chairman and chairman.

Advance registration is required to take RILL courses, with a tuition payment of $35. For more information on “The Cold War: Origins, Alliances, and Flashpoints, 1945-1962” and other upcoming courses, or to register, call Sharon Drotleff at the RCC Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707, or toll-free at 877-722-3679), or e-mail her at

One Response to “RCC/RILL presents course on Cold War”

  1. Rachel says:

    Why couldnt they do this on Saturdays! I have classes during the week.

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