Steve Kotkin

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

Office: 
228 Dickinson Hall
Phone: 
609-258-4699
Assistant: 
Nancy Trachtman
External Website: 
http://scholar.princeton.edu/kotkin

Area(s)

  • Authoritarianism
  • Dictatorship
  • Institutions and Power
  • Geopolitics and Global History
  • Russia and Eurasia
  • Higher Education Reform

Biography

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.

For more information, visit http://scholar.princeton.edu/kotkin.