Snyder to give lecture on the future of politics


MIDDLEBURY — Timothy Snyder, one of the most influential historians of our times, will deliver Middlebury College’s Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture on Thursday, May 6, at 3 p.m. via Zoom. The topic of this public lecture is “Does American Politics have a Future? A Reflection on Time and Democracy.”
Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. Among his major books are “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin” (2010); “Thinking the Twentieth Century” (with Tony Judt, 2012); “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning” (2015); and “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America” (2018).
Professor Snyder was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, where he earned his PhD, and he has received Carnegie and Guggenheim fellowships. Among other distinctions are the Emerson Prize in the Humanities, the Literature Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Foundation for Polish Science prize in the social sciences, the Leipzig Award for European Understanding, the Dutch Auschwitz Committee award, and the Hannah Arendt Prize in Political Thought.
His best-selling 2017 book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” helped make him even more widely known as have recent appearances in the popular media, including his article, “The American Abyss,” featured in the New York Times Magazine shortly after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
To join the Zoom lecture, please go to Middlebury College Events calendar or head online to
For more info contact Jim Ralph at [email protected] or 443-5320.

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