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Kristina Spohr

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Professor, Department of International History, London School of Economics

Full Biography

Kristina Spohr is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. In 2018-2020 she was the inaugural Helmut Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor at SAIS, a unique position made possible through the generosity of the German Foreign Ministry and DAAD. Spohr is a specialist in the International History of Germany since 1945 and interested in questions of World Order, Diplomacy & Strategy and the practice of Applied History. She is the author of a dozen books or edited volumes. Her most recent monograph Post Wall, Post Square: Rebuilding the World the World After 1989 (WilliamCollins, 2019 and Yale UP, 2020) was published together with a German edition Wendezeit (DVA, 2019) and a Spanish edition Después del Muro (Taurus, 2021). Wendezeit recently won the prestigious German award “Das politikwissenschaftliche Buch” 2020 for the best political science book published Germany. She is now working on a global history of the Arctic.