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EUC Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe - Europe: Heir to the Ages or Pregnant Widow

Thursday, January 17, 2008
12:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington St.

This lecture will be given by Neal Ascherson, author and public historian. Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center; Center for Russian and East European Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Copernicus Endowment; Department of History; Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies; and International Institute.
Neal Ascherson has been one of Britain's most prominent journalists and public historians for almost a half century. Born in Edinburgh and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, he chose a career in journalism. A regular contributor to the London Review of Books and to the mini-series, "World at War, Struggles for Poland" and "Cold War," Ascherson lectures and has written extensively on Polish, East European, and British constitutional affairs. His books include The King Incorporated (1963 and 2001); The Polish August: The Self-Limiting Revolution (1981); The Fourth Reich: Klaus Barbie and the Neo-Fascist Connection (with Magnus Linklater and Isabel Hilton, 1984); Games With Shadows (1988); The Struggles for Poland (1988); The Black Sea (1995); and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland (2003).