Stephen Kotkin received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the John P. Birkelund ‘52 Professor of History & International Affairs, Department of History and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. Kotkin teaches courses on Soviet history, world history, and international affairs at Princeton University. His most recent publication, Stalin, vol. I: Paradoxes of Power (Penguin, 2014) was reviewed in the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times last November. Other of his works include: Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment and Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization. His research interests include authoritarianism, geopolitics, empire, and modernism in art and politics.
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