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The Fate of Democracy and Socialism in the Age of Extremes
October 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Ronald Suny is director of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History at the University of Michigan, and Emeritus
Professor of political science and history at the University of Chicago. He was the first
holder of the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of
Michigan. He taught History at Oberlin College in the 1970’s.
Suny was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1962, and earned
his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1968. His fields of study are the Soviet Union and
post-Soviet Russia; nationalism; ethnic conflict; the role of emotions in politics; South
Caucasus; and Russian/Soviet historiography.