Moshik Temkin

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Taubman-452
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 103
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-1392
Email: moshik_temkin@harvard.edu
Assistant
Elizabeth Steffen (617-495-5066)
Moshik Temkin

Profile

Moshik Temkin, Associate Professor of Public Policy, joined the Harvard Kennedy School faculty in 2008. Previously he taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and at Columbia University. He received his B.A. at the Hebrew University and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History at Columbia. A specialist in American international history, with an emphasis on transatlantic politics, he is the author of The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial (Yale University Press, 2009; paperback edition, 2011), which was a finalist for the Cundill International Prize. His current research interests include the history of the death penalty in comparative perspective, the impact of war on American public intellectuals since World War I, Malcolm X's career and politics in a global context, the relationship between American civil rights and global human rights, and the contest between international politics and state travel control during and since the Cold War. At Harvard, he is also affiliated with the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Center for European Studies, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. At the Kennedy School, he convenes the Harvard Seminar on History and Policy. In 2010-2011, he co-convened the Harvard International and Global History Seminar. As of 2011, he is a Big Think Inaugural Delphi Fellow.

 

Links:

Review of The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair in the London Review of Books

Profile for the History News Network's "Top Young Historians" Feature

Rorotoko Interview about The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair

Culture Shocks Interview about The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair

Op Ed in the Los Angeles Times on the Death Penalty

Essay in the Nation on Ferguson, Human Rights, and American Foreign Affairs

 

 

Courses

Fall

  • DPI-720 Leaders and Leadership in History

Spring

  • DPI-714 The United States and the World: Politics, Policy, and the Uses of History

Year

  • DPI-730Y The Past and the Present: Directed Research in History and Public Policy

John F. Kennedy School of Government 79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-1100 Get Directions Visit Contact Page