Professor Sean McMeekin

Professor Sean McMeekin will talk about “Keeping Stalin Happy – The Allied Betrayal of Poland.”

He is the Francis Flournoy Professor of European History at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in History from UC Berkeley and his B.A. from Stanford University. He has previously taught at Koç University, in Istanbul, Turkey; at Yale University; at Bilkent University, in Ankara; and at New York University. He is the author of The Russian Revolution. A New History (2017); The Ottoman Endgame. War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Penguin, 2015).

Awarded the Arthur Goodzeit Book Prize; July 1914: Countdown to War (2013), which was reviewed on the cover of the New York Times Book Review; The Russian Origins of the First World War (2011), which won the Norman B. Tomlinson Jr. Book Prize and was shortlisted for: the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Berlin to Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany’s Bid for World Power, 1898–1918 (2010), winner of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize; History’s Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks (2008), listed for the Ed Hewett Prize; and The Red Millionaire (2004), along with numerous articles and book chapters.

He is currently at work on Stalin’s War, forthcoming in 2020 from Basic Books and Penguin (UK).

He lives in Red Hook, NY with his wife and two children.

Prof. McMeekin will talk about “Keeping Stalin Happy – The Allied Betrayal of Poland.”