Dr. Gabriel Gorodetsky
All Souls College, Oxford University
“Soviet Involvement in the Creation of the State of Israel: The Secret Diaries of Ivan Maisky, Stalin’s Wartime Ambassador in London”
February 25, 2016 @ 6pm
5 Washington Place, Room 101
The Taub Center for Israel Studies
The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia
Copies of The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of King James, 1932-43 (Yale Press, 2015), will be available for purchase after the lecture.
About the Speaker:
Gabriel Gorodetsky is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and emeritus professor of history at Tel Aviv University. In 2010 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Russian State University for the Humanities. He was the founder and director of the Cummings Center for Russian Studies at Tel Aviv University. Prof Gorodetsky has been a visiting fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, the Wilson Center, Washington DC, the Rockefeller Bellagio Research Center and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has published widely on Soviet foreign policy in the interwar period and the Second World War. Among his leading publications are The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of King James, 1932-43 , The Precarious Truce: Anglo-Soviet Relations, 1924-1927, Stafford Cripps’ Mission to Moscow, 1940-1942, Mif ledolkola published in Moscow in 1995, and Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia, published also in French, German, Russian and Hebrew.