Norman Naimark, Stanford University

Human Rights Colloquium

Date: 
Wed, 12/10/2008
Location: 
4:30-6 PM, 211 Dickinson

This public lecture is part of the Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity Colloquium Series. The series is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, UCHV, and LAPA. Please join us!

Norman M. Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Chair in East European History at Stanford University. He is also Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and of the Institute of International Studies, where he was Convener of the “European Forum.” He has served as Director of Stanford’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (1989-95), Chair of its History Department (1995-1998), member of the Faculty Senate and its Steering Committee (2001-4), and Director of Stanford’s interdisciplinary programs in International Relations and International Policy Studies. In the past Naimark’s writing focused on the problems of radical politics in the Russian Empire and Eastern Europe. He is the author of two books on the Russian and Polish revolutionary movements in the late nineteenth century. He has also edited or co-edited books and document collections on the nationality problems of the Soviet Union, on the outbreak of World War II on the eastern front, on politics and history in the Soviet Union, on relations between Moscow and the Soviet Military Administration in Germany, on the establishment of communist power in Eastern Europe, on the Soviet occupation of Austria, and on the war in former Yugoslavia. Since publishing a major study of the Soviet occupation of Germany, The Russians in Germany (Harvard 1995) and a comparative study of ethnic cleansing and genocide in 20th Century Europe, Fires of Hatred, (Harvard 2001), he has been working on two projects: a Mellon Foundation sponsored seminar series on “Mass Killing in the 20th Century” and a book on “Stalin and Europe, 1945-1953.” For more on Norman Naimark, see his profile at Stanford University.