Timothy Snyder to Discuss the Current Political Order at Connecticut College

Timothy Snyder
Timothy Snyder

One of the leading American historians and public intellectuals, Timothy Snyder, will give a talk on his new book, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the 1941 Room at the Crozier-Williams Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 2001, he held fellowships in Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard. 

Snyder is the author of On Tyranny, Black Earth, and Bloodlands. His work has received the literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. His scholarly articles have appeared in Past and Present, the Journal of Cold War Studies, and other journals; he has also written for The New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, and The New Republic as well as for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and other newspapers. 

His newest work, The Road to Unfreedom, illuminates the moments in our contemporary history in which the tenets of democracy have been attacked, and encourages readers to take a hard look at the current state of the political order.

Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is the faculty advisor for the Fortunoff Collection of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, and sits on the advisory councils of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research and other organizations.

This talk is sponsored by the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts.

October 8, 2018