At Rowan, Yale scholar to lead latest discussion on war in Ukraine

At Rowan, Yale scholar to lead latest discussion on war in Ukraine


Yale University historian Timothy Snyder, an expert on Ukraine, Russian and European dictatorship, will discuss the war on Ukraine during a guest talk via Zoom at Rowan University on Wednesday, March 9.

Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, will speak at 12:30 p.m. The meeting ID is 631 823 685. The password is 735241.

A question-and-answer session will follow his talk.

Timothy SnyderThe Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale, Snyder (at right) is the author of eight books, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe and America. A permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Snyder is a frequent guest on CNN, NPR and other media outlets, where he’s called upon frequently to discuss Russian aggression in Ukraine, the Jan. 6 insurgency and domestic terrorism in the United States.

Snyder’s work has appeared in 40 languages and has received a number of prizes, including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities, the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Václav Havel Foundation prize, the Foundation for Polish Science prize in the social sciences, the Leipzig Award for European Understanding, the Dutch Auschwitz Committee award, and the Hannah Arendt Prize in Political Thought.  

Snyder was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, has received the Carnegie and Guggenheim fellowships, and holds state orders from Estonia, Lithuania, and Poland.  He has appeared in documentaries, on network television, and in major films.  

Snyder’s appearance is presented by the author series of the Hollybush Institute for Global Peace & Security and Rowan’s Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights.

The talk is co-sponsored by the program in international studies and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences through a UISFL grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Snyder’s talk comes a week after Rowan professors James Heinzen and Lawrence Markowitz presented “Russia and the War in Ukraine” via Zoom as part of a Rowan in the World lecture sponsored by the international studies program, the Hollybush Institute for Global Peace & Security, and CHSS.

Rowan in the World is a series of lectures offered by campus faculty on the most pressing contemporary issues. The series aims to promote interest and awareness of international issues in the Rowan community and engage students and faculty in lively discussions.  ​

Director of the Hollybush Institute, Heinzen is a professor of history specializing in modern Russia.  His research interests include the social, political, and cultural history of the Soviet Union, Stalinism, crime and corruption in Soviet history, everyday life, and revolution.  In addition to numerous articles and edited volume chapters, he is also the author of two books: Inventing the Soviet Countryside: State Power and the Transformation of Rural Russia and The Art of the Bribe: Corruption under Stalin.

Chair of the Department of Political Science & Economics, Markowitz is a professor of political science specializing in modern Russia and Central Asia. His research interests include the study of state building, authoritarianism, and political violence, with a regional focus on post-Soviet Eurasia. In addition to numerous articles, he is also the author of Webs of Corruption: Trafficking and Terrorism in Central Asia. His current projects explore the rise of far right mobilization in Russia and the political economy of repression in post-Soviet autocracies.