Soviet Union Experts
PhD Candidate, The Ohio State University
Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Having first studied African languages and history at Moscow State University, Georgi Derluguian saw his first war in Mozambique in the 1980s. Having returned from Africa to Moscow in 1989, he saw with astonishment that parts of the unraveling Soviet Union were rapidly coming to resemble the Africa's politics of corruption as well as its civil wars. Georgi's first-hand study of S...
Professor, Department of History, University of ALabama at Birmingham
Chief Historian, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Erin Mahan is chief historian of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She previously served as associate research fellow at Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. She is also an adjunct research historian for the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. From 2004-2008, she was chief of the then Division of...
Researcher, Department of History, Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences
Associate Professor of History, Dickinson College
Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Russian Academy of Justice, Central Branch, Voronezh
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...
Director, Center of World History Studies, School of History and Culture, Shanxi University, China