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Moshik Temkin, Associate Professor of Public Policy, joined the Harvard Kennedy School faculty in 2009. Previously he taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and at Columbia University. A specialist in modern American international history, with an emphasis on transatlantic politics, he is the author of The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial (Yale University Press, 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 activism and state travel control during and since the Cold War.
He received his B.A. at the Hebrew University and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History at Columbia. 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 Harvard 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.
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