I just found out the other day that I’ve been invited to speak at a conference at the National University of Singapore on the topic, “Unlearning Cold War Narratives: Toward Alternative Understandings of the Cold War World,” 27-28 May 2016. My paper will focus on the citizens of the northern Great Plains using Cold War rhetoric against military officials, inviting them to use land in the region for military bases and weapons systems. We will leave from Russia and head to Singapore. I wish the conference was in February, as Singapore has a tropical climate.
On another note, we are still waiting for our travel visas. We sent off the paperwork last week, but apparently, the consulate is closed this week. Everything will work out, it always does, but it is still stressful!