The Velikhov–Hamburg Project (Velham for short) linked American and Soviet scholars whose research focused on how to use then-new PCs in elementary schools (See LCHC’s VelHam report). It was named after David Hamburg, then president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Evgenii Velikhov, Mikhail Gorbachev’s science advisor (as well as a physicist, entrepreneur, and advocate of the American human potential movement). The VelHam project was designed as a mode of enabling international scholarly understanding and as a model of how to engage in joint scholarly research across tense political and national boundaries. The overall project was carried out in two broad stages, the first of which began in the fall of 1985 and ended in the winter of 1990. The second extended into 1994.
The Official Velham Report To The Carnegie Corporation:
- About Education: US and Soviet to Share Insight on Computers. An article in the New York Times, published on December 10, 1985.
- Computer Age Glasnost: Satellite Links Up Americans and Soviets Via Personal Computers. An article in the Los Angeles Times, published on January 14, 1990.
- Q&A: Pozner Is the Venerable Visage of Russia in the West. An article in the Moscow Times on Vladimir Pozner, appearing on April 4, 2013.
- A Precursor Project: Moscow Calling San Diego, 1983
- An Analysis of a Problem and Its Solutions (Derek Edwards, 1990): Children’s Mail
- Mirror Gazeta