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Ronald Grigor Suny

Guest Speaker


    July 28, 2014 — August 22, 2014

    Professional affiliation

    The William H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished Professor of History, University of Michigan

    Wilson Center Projects

    "The Armenian Genocide, 1915-1916"

    Full Biography

    Ronald Grigor Suny, the William H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Michigan and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, is recognized as a leading expert in Soviet, Armenian, and Georgian history, nationalism and empire studies, and is the author of The Revenge of the Past (1993); The Making of the Georgian Nation (1994); "They Can Live in the Desert But Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide (2015); and with Valerie A. Kivelson, Russia's Empires (2017).

    Major Publications

    A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

    Looking Toward Ararat: Armenia in Modern History (Indiana University Press, 1993);

    (ed.), The Cambridge History of Russia, III: The Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006);