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Professor Gabriel Gorodetsky

BA, MA, DPhil, DLitt (Hon)
Quondam Fellow since 2010
Emeritus Professor of History, Tel Aviv University
Professor Gabriel Gorodetsky
  • Background

    • Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (from 2010 to 2011)
    • Fellow, All Souls College (from 2008 to 2010)
    • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College (from 2006 to 2007)
    • Founder and Director of the Cummings Center for Russian Studies, Tel Aviv University (from 1989 to 2008)
    • Professor of History, Tel Aviv University (from 1974 to 2005)
    • Postgraduate, St Antony’s College, Oxford (from 1969 to 1974)
    • Undergraduate, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (from 1965 to 1968)
  • Research interests

    • My research focuses on Soviet and British foreign policy in the interwar period, Stalinism, the history of the Second World War and the examination of the role of ideology and realpolitik in the conduct of international affairs.
  • Selected publications

    • The Complete Maisky Diaries (3 vols.) (Yale University Press, New Haven, 2018)
    • The Diaries of Ivan Maisky: Red Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, 1932-43 (Yale University Press, London, 2015)
    • Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia (Yale University Press, 1999, pbk edn, 2001)
    • Stafford Cripps’ Mission to Moscow, 1940-1942 (CUP, 1984; rev. repr. in pbk, 2002)
    • For a full CV and list of publications click here
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Freiburg, Germany (from 2001 to 2012)
    • Resident, the Rocefeller Bellagio Research Center (Autumn, 2007)
    • Guest Professor, Central European University, Budapest (2003), Munich University (2002-3), Köln University (2001-2)
    • Incumbent of The Samuel Rubin Chair of Russian and East European History and Civilization, Tel Aviv University (from 1996 to 2008)
    • Elected Foreign Full Member of the Russian Academy of Science (1995)
    • President, Israeli Association of Slavic and East European Studies (from 1991 to 1992, and from 1994 to 1995)
    • Visiting Fellow, St Antony’s College (from 1979 to 1980 and from 1993 to 1994)
    • Fellow, The Wilson Centre, Washington DC (from 1985 to 1986)
    • Editor, The Cummings Center Series (from 1989 to 2007)