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Friday, January 10th, 2020

Friday, January 10, 20202:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
M5S 3K7
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MARK KRAMER is Director of Cold War Studies at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. In addition to teaching international relations and comparative politics at Harvard, he has taught as a visiting professor at Yale University, Brown University, Aarhus University in Denmark, and American University in Bulgaria, where he was the Panitza Distinguished Professor. Originally trained in mathematics at Stanford University, he was formerly an Academy Scholar in Harvard’s Academy of International and Area Studies and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He has written many books and articles on a wide range of topics, including Imposing Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: East-Central Europe and the Cold War, 1945-1990, which was named by Foreign Policy as one of the ten best books published in the field of International Relations in 2014, and he has long served as editor of Harvard’s Cold War Studies Book Series and of the Journal of Cold War Studies, a prize-winning quarterly journal published by MIT Press. His latest book, on the Russian Chechen wars of 1994-1996 and 1999-2009, will be published in 2020.


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Mark Kramer
Director of Cold War Studies at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

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