Organized by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, the Hoover Institution's Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes brings together scholars from across the globe to research and discuss the history and development of totalitarian states. The workshop promotes the comparative study of modes of personal dictatorship, of institutions of coercion and repression, and of the economic and social consequences of authoritarian rule. The 2016 workshop will be held on the Stanford campus of the Hoover Institution from July 18-29, 2016.
Information about the participants in this year's workshop is available below.
Stanford and Hoover Participants
- Gordon Chang is Professor of American History, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities, and Director, Center for East Asian Studies. He can be found at https://history.stanford.edu/people/gordon-h-chang
- Paul Gregory is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He holds an endowed professorship in the Department of Economics at the University of Houston, Texas, is a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin, and is emeritus chair of the International Advisory Board of the Kiev School of Economics. Gregory blogs on national and international economic topics at http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/ and http://paulgregorysblog.blogspot.com/
- Mark Harrison is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. In addition to his Hoover appointment, Harrison is a professor of economics at the University of Warwick in England and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Birmingham. He is currently working on the political economy of secrecy and state security in the Soviet Union. He can be found at http://warwick.ac.uk/markharrison
- David Holloway is Professor of Political Science, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, and a Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He can be found at https://politicalscience.stanford.edu/people/david-holloway
- Stephen Kotkin is John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, and Director, Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy, and a Senior Visiting Fellow Hoover Institution. He can be found at https://history.princeton.edu/people/stephen-kotkin
- Norman Naimark is Professor of History and, by courtesy, German Studies, and Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor in East European Studies, Fisher Family Director of SGS, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He can be found at https://history.stanford.edu/people/norman-naimark
- Robert Service is Professor Emeritus at Oxford University and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution. His research interests cover Russian history from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Nowadays he is focussing on Russia in its international framework. He can be found at http://www.hoover.org/profiles/robert-service
- Amir Weiner is Associate Professor of Soviet History, working on the history of Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. He can be found at https://history.stanford.edu/people/amir-weiner
- Penelope van Tuyl is an American human rights lawyer. For the last several years, as Deputy Director for the Handa Center's predecessor institution (the War Crimes Studies Center) Van Tuyl has overseen several key initiatives, including the Virtual Tribunal project, the Center's trial monitoring programs at international criminal tribunals in Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Bangladesh, and the annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She can be found at https://handacenter.stanford.edu/people/penelope-van-tuyl-associate-director
- Carolina de Stefano is a PhD student at Sant'anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, working on the Soviet collapse
- Frank Dikotter is a Professor at the University of Hong Kong, working on China under Mao
- Susan Grunewald is a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, working on German POWs in the Soviet Gulag
- Sam Helfont is a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, working on Iraq and Ba'thism
- Xiaobo Lu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas (Austin), working on Fiscal capacity under Mao and Chang Kai-shek
- Elidor Mehilli is an Assistant Professor at Hunter College, New York, working on Stalinism in small countries
- Klaus Muehlhahn is a Professor at the Free University of Berlin, working on China under Mao
- Glenn Tiffert is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), working on the birth of the PRC judicial system
- Joseph Torigian is a PhD student at Stanford University, working on leadership transitions and institutions
- Yaniv Voller is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on religon and separatism in Iraq and Sudan
- Alissa Walter is a PhD student at Georgetown University, working on Iraq and Ba'thism
- Peter Whitewood is a Lecturer at York St John University, Leeds, England, working on the Soviet-Polish war
- Eckart Woertz is a Senior Research Fellow at Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Spain, working on Iraq sanctions and oil for food
- Alexey Zakharchenko is a Associate professor at Moscow City University (Samara), working on the politics of the Soviet Gulag
- Inga Zaksauskiene is a Lecturer at Vilnius University, Lithuania, working on information war in the Baltic during the Cold War
- Michael Brill is an MA student at Georgetown University, working on Iraq and Ba'thism
- Katya Drozdova is an Associate Professor at Seattle Pacific University, working on Russian-American relations.
- Jun-Youb (JY) Lee is an MA student at Stanford University, working on "democracy" in North Korea and as understood by Stalin and Mao.