The 2017 Mark Shafer Lecture will be delivered by Timothy Snyder, Tuesday evening, November 28 at the United Church Parish House, Great Hall, 323 Temple St. It is free and open to the public.
Timothy Snyder is one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals, He is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 2001, he held fellowships in Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard. He speaks five and reads ten European languages. Among his publications are: The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1659-1999 (2003); Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist’s Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (2005); The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke (2008); and Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010) and Black Earth (2015).
Days after the 2016 presidential election Snyder sounded the alarm on a Facebook post that was shared over 18,000 times. It later became the heart of a book “On Tyranny”
His next book will be published in 2018, ” Origins of UnFreedom”