The Center for Cold War Studies and International History at UC Santa Barbara (CCWS) is a leading international center dedicated to the study of the Cold War era. It promotes discussion and scholarship on topics related to the study of the Cold War, broadly conceived.

At the heart of CCWS's activities are the international conferences, symposiums, and workshops that it sponsors with its various partner institutions and UCSB departments. These events bring together faculty and graduate students from across the United States and abroad to pioneer new directions in Cold War history and diplomatic/foreign relations history.