History Experts

Independent Writer, Chevy Chase, MD
James Reston is the author of 15 books, three plays, and numerous articles in national magazines. He was awarded the Prix Italia and the Dupont-Columbia Award for his 1983 90 minute radio documentary on National Public Radio, "Father Cares: the Last of Jonestown." His last four historical works, Galileo: A Life, The Last Apocalypse, Warriors of God, and Defenders of the Faith h...
Doctoral Candidate, History Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Stephen B. Riegg is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Riegg specializes in the methods of Russian imperialism in the South Caucasus in the nineteenth century, and the evolution of the Russo-Armenian encounter in the context of changing imperial policies and social perceptions. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Kansas a...
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, and Director, Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, Princeton University
Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University
Blair A. Ruble is currently Vice President for Programs at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Director of the Center’s Urban Policy Laboratory.  He also is Senior Advisor to the Center’s Kennan Institute.  Previously, he served as the Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) as well as of the Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Program (1992-...
Dean of Humanities and Professor of History; UC California, Irvine
Professor of Law, Emory University
Teemu Ruskola is Professor of Law at Emory University. His scholarship addresses questions of legal history and theory from multiple perspectives, comparative as well as international, frequently with China as a vantage point. After graduating from Yale Law School, Ruskola worked as an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Emory, he was prof...
Professor, Georgetown University
Joseph Sassoon teaches at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, part of the School for Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His expertise includes, history, politics and political economy of the Arab world. He has published three books, the last one won the British-Kuwait Prize for the best book on the Middle East in 2013, and was titled: Saddam Hussein's Ba`th Party: Inside an Author...
Independent Scholar, Nerlin; Historical Researcher and Acting Project Director, BStU, Berlin.
Dr. Douglas Selvage currently serves as acting director for the historical research project, “The GDR, the Ministry for State Security, and the CSCE Process, 1973-1989,” in the Education and Research Division of the Office of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records in Berlin. He has published widely on the CSCE process, Polish-German relations under communism, and the history of...
University Professor of History, George Mason University
Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Before moving to GMU in 2007 he was the Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University for 27 years. His recent book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography, the National...

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