Lectures & Conversations
Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Stephen Kotkin
Wed, December 6th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Distinguished historian Stephen Kotkin discusses the Soviet Union’s famed 20th-century leader Joseph Stalin, exploring the dictator’s brutal forced industrialization of the region and assessing his relationship with Hitler’s Nazi Germany during World War II.

Stephen Kotkin is John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University and the author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 19291941.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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