Work Camps

Cultural exchanges, covert meetings made space for peace between U.S. and U.S.S.R.

Laurama Page Pixton in 1970

Laurama, second from right, with Pitsunda seminar participants in 1970.

When we focus on building trust and friendship instead of walls and fortresses, peace and true security are possible. Memories of Laurama Page Pixton’s role in bringing together Americans and Soviets in the midst of the Cold War provide a model of what diplomacy could look like today.

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