James Mark is Professor of History at the University of Exeter in the UK. His book The Unfinished Revolution: Making Sense of the Communist Past in central-eastern Europe recent book, was chosen as one of the 'best books of 2011' by Foreign Affairs. Professor Mark is regularly featured in various media, including BBC. Recently, he co-authored Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt.
The unique framework of the event facilitates open, informal and interactive discussions on interesting topics. It is sponsored by Columbia University Central and Eastern European Club, East Central European Center, and Harriman Institute.
Dr. Malgorzata Mazurek, Professor of Polish Studies at Columbia University, will be discussant facilitating the conversation.