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John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Moshik Temkin, Associate Professor of History
and 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 American international history, with an emphasis on
transatlantic politics and policy, he is the author of
TheSacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial (Yale
University Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the Cundill
International Prize, as well as several articles and book chapters.
His research interests include
the history of the death penalty in comparative perspective,
the impact of war on 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 global political activism and
travel control since the Cold War. He is currently at work on a
book provisionally titled Undesirables: Surveillance, Control,
and the Rise and Fall of International Activism, to be
published by Harvard University Press.
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
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.
HKS Interview on Tsarnaev, the death penalty, and Boston
HKS Podcast on Viewing Ferguson Through a Global Lens
Essay in the Nation on Ferguson, Human Rights, and
American Foreign Affairs
Op Ed in the Los Angeles Times on the Death
Profile for the History News Network's "Top Young Historians"
The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair in the London Review of
Rorotoko interview about The Sacco-Vanzetti
Shocks interview about The Sacco-Vanzetti
Leaders and Leadership in History
The Past and the Present: Directed Research in History and Public Policy
The United States and the World: Politics, Policy, and the Uses of History
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Temkin, Moshik. "Culture vs. Kultur, or a Clash of Civilizations:
Public Intellectuals in the United States and the Great War,
1917-1918." The Historical Journal 58.1 (February 2015):
- Book Chapters
Temkin, Moshik. "Malcolm X in France, 1964-1965: Anti-Imperialism
and Border Control in the Cold War Era." Decolonization and the
Cold War: Negotiating Independence. Ed. Leslie James, and
Elisabeth Leake. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Temkin, Moshik. "How to Kill the Death Penalty." Los Angeles
Times, May 26, 2014.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Temkin, Moshik. "The Great Divergence: The Death Penalty in the
United States and the Failure of Abolition in Transatlantic
Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-037,
- Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Temkin, Moshik. "Ferguson, Human Rights, and America's Interests
Abroad." Nation. October 9, 2014.