The Ph.D. Program in History

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9/7 – “Historical Approach to Russian-German Relations”

Ian Ona Johnson, the P. J. Moran Family Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on a Historical Approach to Russian-German Relations

Moderated by Manfred Philipp, assisted by Milan Wojcieszek, Mechthild Schmidt Feist, and Mary Kate Boldyrev

Wednesday, September 7, 2022.  Please Register Here.

10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, 6 PM British Summer Time, 19:00 Central European Time, 20:00 Eastern European Time

Dr. Johnson was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow at the Russian State University for the Humanities, and has worked in archives in Moscow, Lipetsk, Samara, and other localities. He has studied and conducted research at Ohio State University, the University of Texas at Austin, Yale University, the US Army War College, and at the International University in Moscow. His undergraduate degree is from Claremont-McKenna College. His Polish Studies Initiative award supported research in London and Warsaw.  He was a fellow of Stanford University’s USA-Russia Forum and has participated in workshops at the University of Bielefeld. His monograph, The Faustian Bargain: Secret Soviet-German Military Cooperation in the Interwar Period, was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press and received a 2022 Distinguished Book Award. He is preparing a book chapter on the Polish-Bolshevik war of 1920 and has spoken on how a team of Polish mathematicians won the 1920 Battle of Warsaw.


Sponsored by The GCPhD Program in History and the European Union Studies Center at the CUNY Graduate Center; Fulbright Alumni e.V.;, the Polish History Site;  The Polish Centre for International Relations; Deutsches Polen-Institut Darmstadt; The DAAD Alumni Association for the US; The German Studies Association; the Fulbright Association and its Connecticut, Northern California  and San Antonio Chapters; tenfourteen, the space for ideas, The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund; the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences; the German Department at Hunter College; the Foreign Affairs Council of San Antonio; the Departments of History at the University of Bielefeld & at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv., & the Departments of Modern Languages and the Charles T. McDowell Center for Global Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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