What Can Europe Teach Us?
BSSB.BE YaleUniversity 13.09.2018
Balkans Danube Ex-USSR Germany USA
* This event talks about the historical realities of political ideology, and discuss the ramifications of the election.
Professor Snyder is one of the leading experts on Eastern European history, and recently published a new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, winner of the MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize. Professor Snyder will discuss recent presidential election and the state of European and American political history.
Sponsored by the Yale Political Union and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
Professor Snyder has delivered several hundred public lectures around the world in English, French, German, Ukrainian, and Polish. He has spoken in association with honorary chairs at the Université Libre in Brussels, Leiden University in the Netherlands, and the London School of Economics. He has also been chosen to deliver several of the major lectures in Holocaust studies, such as the Einspruch Lecture at University of Texas-Dallas, the Wald Lecture at the University of Nebraska, the 1939 Club Lecture at UCLA, the Edel Lecture at Princeton University, the Robert Kragalott Lecture at Ohio-Wesleyan University, the first lecture of the Girard Series at Stanford University, as well as a keynote at the Lessons and Legacies conference.
“Bloodlands” won 12 awards, including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities; a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Leipzig Award for European Understanding; and the Hannah Arendt Prize in Political Thought. It has been translated into 33 languages, was named to 12 book-of-the-year lists and was a bestseller in six countries. “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning” will appear in some 30 foreign editions. It has been a bestseller in four countries and has received multiple distinctions including the award of the Dutch Auschwitz Committee. Snyder is also the co-editor of two books, “Wall Around the West: State Borders and Immigration Controls in Europe and North America” and “Stalin and Europe: Terror, War, Domination.”
Snyder’s recent book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” appeared in the United States in February 2017 and is available in numerous foreign editions. “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America,” his newest book, was released this week.
Snyder sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and East European Politics and Societies. His scholarly articles have appeared in Past and Present, Journal of Cold War Studies and other journals.
He has also written for The New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation and The New Republic, as well as for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and other newspapers.
Snyder was the recipient of an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship in 2015 and received the Havel Foundation prize the same year. He was a recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2017.
He has received state orders from Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. He is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, faculty adviser for the Fortunoff Collection of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale and sits on the advisory councils of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research and other organizations.
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