Program Details

Russia: Where were You, Where are You, and Where are you Going? - Boca Raton
Graciously underwritten by Sharon Schornstein

Stephen Berk
Video Catch-up

Course Description

A great nation has stumbled into a brutal and counterproductive war. Can we learn from Russian history why this nation, with its vast reservoir of literary and scientific riches, instigated this terrible conflict? Can we learn from the past what the future holds?

About the Instructor

  • Stephen Berk, Ph.D., is a professor of history at Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he holds the Henry and Sally Schaffer Chair in Holocaust and Jewish Studies. He is the author of "Year of Crisis, Year of Hope: Russian Jewry and the Pogroms of 1881-1882". Berk has written articles on Russian and Jewish history, anti-Semitism, and the Middle East. In 2010, he was designated an Israel Hero for his defense and advocacy of the State of Israel by JERNY, the Jewish Educational Resources of New York. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Citizen Laureate Award from the University of Albany Foundation.