Historical Witness Live Interview with Andrei Markovits
To shed light on the ways Cold War history impacted human lives, the Fiona Chalom and Joel Aronowitz Historical Witness Project has been gathering oral histories from those who lived in the Eastern Bloc during the period from 1945 to 1991.
This event will be a live interview conducted virtually between Andrei Markovits and Mark Valley. Opening remarks will be given by Fiona Chalom, Wende Board member and Director of the Historical Witness Project, and Justinian Jampol, Founder and Executive Director of the Wende Museum.
Andrei Markovits is currently an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author and editor of many books, scholarly articles, conference papers, book reviews, and newspaper contributions in English and many foreign languages on topics as varied as German and Austrian politics, anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, social democracy, social movements, the European right, and the European left. Markovits has also worked extensively on comparative sports culture in Europe and North America.
Andrei Markovits’s latest book, The Passport as Home, is available now via Central European University Press.
Mark Valley is a performer (Boston Legal), writer, and creator/host of the espionage podcast The Live Drop. He’s a regular interviewer and producer for the Wende Museum’s Historical Witness Project.