History Experts

Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University
A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilia...
Associate Professor, Central European University, History Department
Associate Professor of History, Central European University
Marsha Siefert is a cultural and communication historian. One area of her research addresses how developments in communications technology have influenced the way in which cultural content has been organized, transmitted, packaged, and interpreted.  Recent publications include an analysis of twentieth-century European audiovisual policy and American culture (2007) and a history of telegraph c...
Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Russian Academy of Justice, Central Branch, Voronezh
Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
Tony Smith is the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, a senior fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His books include The French Stake in Algeria (1978); The Pattern of Imperialism (1981), and A Pact with the Devil: Washington's Bid for World Supremacy and the Betrayal of the Ameri...
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Republic
Vitezslav Sommer received his PhD from Charles University, Prague in 2011. His dissertation explored the origins of communist party historiography in Czechoslovakia and its development in the Stalinist, post-Stalinist and reform communist period (1950–1970). He is at present a post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences Po in Paris (ERC project ‘A political history of the future: kno...
Professor of History, University of Michigan
RONALD GRIGOR SUNY is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago.  He is the author of The Baku Commune, 1917-1918:  Class and Nationality in the Russian Revolution (Princeton University Press, 1972); Armenia in the Twentieth Century (Scholars Press, 1983); The Making of the G...
Associate Professor, Department of History, DePaul University
Professor of History, University of Virginia; Senior J.R. Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace (2007-08)
Elizabeth F. Thompson is professor of history at the University of Virginia.  She is author of Justice Interrupted:  The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East  (Harvard, 2013), which profiles a dozen political movements against tyranny and inequality in the Middle East since 1839, culminating in the Arab uprisings of 2011.  Her first book, Colonial Citizens:...
Associate Professor in International Law, Akita International University, Japan
Tetsuya Toyoda is an associate professor at Akita International University, where he is teaching international law and constitutional law since 2007. Before that he was a project researcher at the University of Tokyo (2006-2007) and an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-2000). He graduated from the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law) and obtained his Diplôme d’Etudes Approfon...

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