Stephen Kotkin

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John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs
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Bio/Description

Stephen Kotkin writes about power and the paradoxes of authoritarian regimes across the globe, how they are often simultaneously powerful and brittle, stable and unstable, long-lasting yet susceptible to precipitous collapse. Outside Princeton, he has worked for several foundations on higher education reform, mostly in the Communist countries, and serves as a consultant for investors in emerging markets. His current projects include a history of the world, as seen from Stalin’s desk.