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MS 106.3.1.6 Travel Records 1979-1990 5 boxes

Arranged chronologically. Files in this subseries document some of the trips Cohen embarked on as an official representative of the United States. He participated in several trips taken by Congressional delegations which were referred to as CODELs. In 1985, Senator Robert Dole led a CODEL to the Far East, and this was known as the CODEL Dole. Cohen was a delegate on this trip, as were Senators Moynihan, Domenici, Wilson, and Evans. The delegates visited Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, and spoke with officials on issues affecting US relations with those countries.
Cohen also participated in several of the Wehrkunde Conferences sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The Wehrkunde Conferences, usually held annually in Munich, Germany, provide a forum for examining NATO security problems. They are attended by senior foreign policy, defense officials, and non-government experts from NATO member nations. Cohen led the American delegation for several Wehrkunde Conferences in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

In 1984, Cohen visited the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow and spoke to officials there about his concept of nuclear build-down. Cohen also met poets Yevtushenkov and Voznesiensky on this trip, and correspondence with Yevtushenkov is included here. Records in this subseries consist of itineraries, invitations, correspondence, brochures, speeches, newsclips, briefing memos, and Cohen's personal notes and poetry.

Administrative travel records, such as receipts, travel forms, etc. are also included.

Folder Titles

Trips taken 1978-1980
Codel Nunn Asian Visit January 1979
Israel trip 1979 2 folders
Bundestag trip, Munich February 7-15, 1980
Christian Democratic Union Trip, Bonn January 9-13, 1980 2 folders
Codel-Baker, Europe August 7-16, 1980 2 folders
England trip December 2-6, 1980
Geneva trip December 8-10, 1983
Soviet Union trip February 16-20, 1984 3 folders
Foreign travel 1980-1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, schedules August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Beijing August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, China August 1985 2 folders
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Hong Kong August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Hong Kong August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Shanghai August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Tokyo August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background materials August 1985 8 folders
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, China August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing book, China August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, Hong Kong August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, Japan August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, Korea August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, letters August 1985
Wehrkunde Conference 1985 3 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1986 3 folders
Asian conferences (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul) November 1986 10 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1987 2 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1988 2 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1990 2 folders

 


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