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The KGB: Brutal Sword and Incompetent Shield of Protection

Amir Weiner, associate professor of history at Stanford University, will speak on “The KGB: Brutal Sword and Incompetent Shield of Protection,” on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. in 211 Dickinson Hall, at Princeton University. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies and cosponsored with the Department of History

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by October 9, 2013, to the Kathleen Allen at or 609-258-5978**

Weiner’s research concerns Soviet history with an emphasis on the interaction between totalitarian politics, ideology, nationality, and society. His first book, Making Sense of War (2000) analyzed the role and impact of the cataclysm of the Second World War on Soviet Society and politics. His current project engages the territories between the Baltic and the Black Sea that were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1939-40, from the initial occupation to the present. Ph.D. Columbia University.

Serguei Oushakine, associate professor of anthropology and Slavic languages and literatures, is the director of the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information contact the Kathleen Allen, or 609-258-5978.