Papers and Lectures

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  • “Planned Economics and Defense Conversion in the Soviet Union,” Economics and Security in the Soviet Union, Council on Economic Priorities/ISKAN, Moscow, 22 November 1990.
  • “Industrial Concentration,” The Economic Disintegration of the Soviet Union, Institute for International Economics, Vienna, 22 April 1992.
  • “Memory and Policy in Polish-Lithuanian Relations,” International Congress of the Political Psychology Association, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 12 June 1994.
  • “The Evolution of the Political Thought of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz,” Graduate Seminar on Methodology, Faculty of History, Oxford, 19 May 1995.
  • “Polish Eastern Policy,” The International Relations of Poland, Polish Studies Association, Warsaw, 19 August 1995.
  • “The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Since 1989,” Recasting Political and Social Identities in Eastern Europe, University of Colorado at Boulder, 26 October 1996.
  • “When Do National Myths Matter? Five Examples From Contemporary Eastern Europe,” Graduate Student Seminar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 11 March 1996.
  • “Nationalism and Rationalism: A Theory of the Influence of Identity upon Foreign Policy Choices,” Olin Institute, Harvard University, 1 April 1996.
  • “How Revenge is Recalled: The Polish-Ukrainian Conflicts of 1943-1947 in Law and Memory,” Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 22 November 1996.
  • “National Narratives and National Security: Historical Myth in Relations among Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine Since 1989,” Olin Institute, Harvard University, 3 March 1997.
  • “Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe in the Thought of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz,” Seminar on East-Central Europe, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 8 May 1997.
  • “The Polish Eastern Diasporas,” Diasporas in the Former Soviet Union, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 7 June 1997.
  • “European National Questions in the Thought of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz,” Occasional Seminar, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, 26 June 1997.
  • “Postwar National Conflict and Post-Cold War National Legitimation: Ukraine and Poland,” Prelude to Homogeneity, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 17 January 1998.
  • “Poland’s Eastern Border: Historical Problems and Present Regional Policy,” Subregional Cooperation, Institute for EastWest Studies, Kyiv, 19 February 1998.
  • “Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz on Nationality and Nationalism,” Institute of History, Warsaw University, Warsaw, 23 February 1998, delivered in Polish.
  • “Poland’s Eastern Policy,” The Eastern Boundary of an Enlarged European Union, College d’Europe, Natolin (Warsaw), 20 June 1998.
  • “National Memory and International Relations: Poland and Its Eastern Neighbors Lithuania and Ukraine, 1938-1998,” Memory and Power in Postwar Europe, All Souls College, Oxford, 27 June 1998.
  • “A Theory of National Identity and State Action,” Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, 22 October 1998.
  • “Public Intellectuals in the Czech Republic,” The Fate of the Public Intellectual in East Central Europe, Society for Austrian and Habsburg History, Washington DC, 8 January 1999.
  • “Ethnic Cleansing and National Legitimacy: Poland and Ukrainians, 1939-1999,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 10 January 1999.
  • “Poland’s Eastern Policy,” Russian Foreign Policy Seminar, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, 4 February 1999, Lecture at Georgetown University, 6 April 1999.
  • “Kelles-Krauz as a Student of Modern Nationalism,” Lecture at School for Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 11 February 1999.
  • “Ukrainian-Polish Relations: Past Conflict and Present Peace,” Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, 1 March 1999, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 15 October 1999
  • “War and Peace in Polish-Ukrainian Relations, 1939-1999,” History of the Intelligentsia Seminar, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, 21 May 1999, delivered in Polish.
  • “Peace in the Northeast: Polish Eastern Policy, 1989-1999,” Miller Center Forum, University of Virginia, 16 September 1999.
  • “The Ethnic Cleansing of Volhynia and Galicia by Ukrainians and Poles, 1943-1947,” Lecture prepared for the Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia, 16 September 1999, also presented at the Davis Center for Russian Studies Historians’ Seminar, Harvard University, 24 September 1999, and MIT Forced Migrations Seminar, 20 October 1999.
  • “A Brief History of National Conflict in Northeastern Europe and a Brief Explanation of its Resolution,” Postcommunist Studies Weekly Seminar, Harvard University, 7 October 1999, and Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, 21 October 1999.
  • “A New Dividing Line or a New Incentive for Regional Cooperation: The Consequences of the First NATO Enlargement in Eastern Europe,” at “NATO Enlargement,” the Euro-Atlantic Center of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova, 26 November 1999.
  • “The Wall Around the West: State Power, Economic Integration, and Border Control,” Globalization and Culture seminar, Harvard University, 9 December 1999, with Peter Andreas.
  • “The Polish Success Story: Foreign Policy,” Stanford University, History Department, 12 January 2000.
  • “Poland Since 1989: A Decade of Surprising Successes,” University of California at Berkeley, Center for Slavic and East European Studies Teacher Outreach Conference, 12 March 2000.
  • “The Ukrainian Minority in Poland,” conference on “Ukraine and Central Europe,” Wilson Center, Washington D.C., 19 May 2000.
  • “Legacies of Fascism to Communism,” Central European University, Budapest, 6 June 2000.
  • “Central Europe and the East,” conference on “Where is Central Europe Now?” St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 30 June 2000.
  • “Non-governmental Organizations and National Reconciliation,” MIT Forced Migrations Seminar, 2 November 2000.
  • “Ethnic Cleansing and the Early Cold War,” panel discussion, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, 13 February 2001.
  • “The Wall around Europe,” special seminar on state power and border controls, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 23 March 2001; also Institute for Strategic Studies, Yale University, 8 November 2001.
  • “From Ethnic Cleansing to Interstate Peace: Poland and its Eastern Neighbors, 1939 to the present,” MIT-Macarthur Transnational Security Series, 2 April 2001.
  • “Confronting the Holocaust in Poland,” participant in round-table discussion at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum devoted to Jan Gross’sNeighbors and its reception in Poland, 20 April 2001, Washington, DC.
  • “The Devil’s Playground: Poles and Ukrainians Since 1939,” The Poles, Their Past, and Their Neighbors, Wilson Center, Washington DC, 2 May 2001.
  • “Northeastern Europe: Anatomy of a Success?” Building States, Building Nations, St. Antony’s College, 30 June 2001.
  • “Research on Identity in Ukraine,” Redefining Europe, Meeting of Title VI and EU Centers, New York, 30 November 2001.
  • “Ethnic Cleansing in Europe and North America,” participant in panel discussion, Lamar Center, Yale University, 31 November 2001.
  • “Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, and Deportation: How Volhynia Became West Ukraine, 1939-1946,” New York University, 25 January 2002, Kennan Institute Lecture, Washington, 31 January 2002, Yale University History Department, 12 February 2002; Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, 7 March 2002
  • “Akcja ‘Wisla’ a homogeniczność polskiego społeczeństwa” (“Operation Vistula and the homogeneity of Polish society”), conference on Operation Vistula, Krasiczyn, Poland, 19 April 2002.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “Brotherlands: Family History, National Politics, Ethnic Cleansing,” Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, 11 March 2002; Biography Working Group, Yale University, 24 April 2002.
  • “Historia rodzinna, narodowe wybory, i polityka narodowosciowa, 1914-1945” (“Family History, National Choices, and Nationality Policy, 1914-1945,” for “Neighbors in Times of War and Peace: Poles, Jews, Ukrainians, Lithuania,” Borderland Foundation, Sejny, Poland, 23 June 2002.  Delivered in Polish and English.  Also delivered in Polish at History of the Intelligentsia Seminar, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, 18 July 2003.
  • “The Causes of Ukrainian-Polish Ethnic Cleansing, 1943,” Anglo-American Conference of Historians, London, 5 July 2002; Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 22 April 2003; Stanford University, Stanford, California, 15 May 2003.
  • “The Variety of Mass Murder in Ukraine, 1648-1948,” Genocide Studies Seminar, Yale University, 3 October 2002.
  • “Federalism and Nationalism in Polish Eastern Policy,” Poland and Europe, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 12 October 2002.  Discussed in Gazeta Wyborcza, 15 October 2002.
  • “Volhynia 1943: The Genesis of Events,” Warsaw University, 20 March 2003.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “Jews in Interwar Poland,” Simon Dubnow Institute, Polish-Jewish Historical Commission (Carnegie Council), Leipzig, 5 April 2003.
  • “Statebuilding in East Europe and the Middle East,” Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Washington DC, 10 April 2003.
  • “A Grand Strategy for the End of the Cold War: Paris Kultura and Polish Ostpolitik, 1973-2003,”  ISS, Yale University (“Lives and Consequences” conference), 25 April 2003; Cold War Seminar, Davis Center for Russian Studies, 30 April 2003; Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, 15 May 2003.
  • “State and Nation: A Conceptual Distinction and a Diplomatic Definition,”  Eurasia Seminar, Davis Center for Russian Studies, 1 May 2003.
  • “Toleration, Espionage, Genocide: Henryk Józewski’s Volhynian Experiment,” Postcommunist Seminar, Yale University, 9 April 2003; and Maryland-Harvard Workshop on New Approaches to Russian History, College Park, Maryland, 9 May 2003.
  • “Three Nations from One: The Emergence of Lithuanian, Polish, and Belarusian National Movements in Nineteenth Century,” “Borders and Borderlands,” Kollegium Europejskie and Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 19 October 2003.
  • “Political Famine,” Annenberg European History Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, 23 October 2003.
  • “Ukraine and the Enlarging West: Christianity, Reformation, Enlightenment, Nationalism, European Union,” Zenovia Sochor Parry Memorial Lecture, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, 3 November 2003.
  • “Volhynian Jews Under Polish Rule and Soviet and Nazi Occupation, 1918-1944,”  The Holocaust in the Soviet-Occupied Territories, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 6 November 2003.
  • “Polish Counter-Intelligence in Soviet Ukraine, 1926-1928,” Borderlands Seminar, Watson Institute, Brown University, 13 November 2003.
  • “Romanticism, Espionage, Toleration: Henryk Jozewski’s Volhynian Experiment and the Polish-Soviet Struggle for Ukraine, 1917–1953,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, 21 November 2003.
  • “Death by Toleration: The Polish-Soviet Struggle for Ukraine, “ University of Michigan, 3 March 2004.
  • “The First Cold War: Polish Counter-Intelligence in Soviet Ukraine, 1928-1933,” University of Alabama, 26 February 2004, Indiana University, 15 April 2004.
  • “Two Revolutions in Volhynia, Ukraine, 1935-1943,” The Degeneration of War, Yale University, 24 April 2004; Interethnic Coexistence and Violence in Europe’s Eastern Borderlands, Brown University, 16 May 2004.
  • “Ukraine in the History of European Enlargement,” The New Geopolitics of Central Eastern Europe, Between European Union and the United States, Batory Foundation, Warsaw, 7 May 2004.
  • “Systemic Borders in Eastern Europe,” Project on Eurasia in Transition, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, 14 May 2004.
  • “A National Question Crosses a Systemic Border: The Polish-Soviet Contest for Ukraine, 1926-1932,” Confini/Grenzen, SISSCO, Bolzano, 23 September 2004.
  • “Ruptures et continuités: après la barbarie du XX siècle” (introduction), L’heritage multinationale de la Res Publica des Deux Nations et son importance pour L’Europe d’aujourd’hui,” Bibliothèque Polonaise, Instytut Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej, Paris, 7 October 2004.  In French.
  • “Une Res Publica des cinq nations — ou les avatars de l’héritage culturel de la Pologne?” (introduction), L’heritage multinationale de la Res Publica des Deux Nations et son importance pour L’Europe d’aujourd’hui,” Bibliothèque Polonaise, Instytut Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej, Paris, 9 October 2004.  In French.
  • “Power politics in Eastern Europe: Past and Present,” Europe: What Kind of Power, Lecture Series, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 12 October 2004.
  • “Where on earth does Europe end?” Fellow’s Dinner, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 13 October 2004, with Norman Davies and Jan Zielonka.
  • “Two Views of a Common History: Ukrainian and Polish Historiography,” Universität Wien, Osteuropäisches Institut, 16 December 2004.
  • “Poles, Jews, and Soviets in Volhynia, 1939-1941,” History, Memory, and Polish-Jewish Relations, Institute on Historical Justice and Reconciliation, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig, 21 January 2005.
  • “The Nazi and Soviet Occupations of Eastern Europe: Some Preliminary Comparisons,” Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, 12 March 2005.
  • “Towards a Common European History,” Europe or the Globe, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 14 April 2005.
  • “Condemned to Compare: The Nazi and Soviet Occupations of Ukraine and Poland,” Open Wounds, Einstein Forum, Potsdam, 17 April 2005.
  • “Ukraine’s European Revolution,” 28 April 2005, Institute for Humanities, Bratislava.
  • “Europe and Democracy,” Warsaw, Gazeta Wyborcza anniversary conference, 11 May 2005. Summarized in Gazeta Wyborcza, 12 May 2005, 1 and 8.
  • “Ukraine and Poland in a Changing Europe,” Center for Russian, European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto, 23 September 2005.
  • “Conspiring Women: Resistance from the Perspective of Stalinist Poland’s Security Services,” European History Seminar, University of Chicago, 28 September 2005.
  • “The Arts, National Identity, and Cultural Politics in Belarus,” discussant, Slavic Department, Harvard University, 15 October 2005.
  • “Some Limits of Posthumous Assassination: The Disappearance and Reappearance of Sources on a Polish Spymaster,” Yale History Department lunchtime talk, 25 October 2005.
  • “Reconstruction in Eastern Europe, c. 1945,” Workshop on Reconstructions, Birkbeck College, London, 28 October 2005.
  • “Failed Nationalisms: The Case of Belarus,” roundtable presentation, American Historical Association, 6 January 2006.
  • “Brotherlands: A Family History of the East European Nations,” Department of History, University of Chicago, 10 January 2006; Department of History, McGill University, 21 February 2006; Department of History, Harvard University, 13 March 2006; Department of History, Yale University, 24 April 2006; Keynote Lecture, Anglo-American Conference of Historians, 4 July 2007; University of Pittsburgh, 8 March 2008.
  • “The Red Prince: How William von Habsburg did not Become King of Ukraine,” Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University, 20 January 2006; Russian Reading Group, Georgetown University, 3 March 2006.
  • “A Cold War in Miniature: The Polish-Soviet Secret War for Ukraine,” Center for European Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 23 January 2006; Kennan Institute, Washington, D.C., 6 March 2006; Berkeley College, Yale University, 3 April 2006; University of Oklahoma, 7 April 2006; Harvard University, Ukrainian Summer Institute, 10 July 2006.
  • “A Political Famine: Foreign Espionage, Party Rhetoric, and Administrative Practice in the Mass Starvation in Soviet Ukraine, 1932-1933,” Order, Conflict, and Violence Seminar, Yale University, 1 March 2006.
  • “EU Enlargement and Europe’s Eastern Frontier,” International Studies, University of Oklahoma, 5 April 2006.
  • “Polish Intelligence and Ukrainian Nationalism,” Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, 24 April 2006.
  • “How to Become Ukrainian: The Case of Wilhelm von Habsburg-Lothringen (Vasyl’ Vyshyvanyi),” Grenzländer im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, Universität Tübingen, 12 May 2006.
  • “Tadeusz Kościuszko: libérateur at penseur (dans le contexte historique),” “L’idée de la Liberté: Kościuszko, Lafayette, Pułaski, Leur participation à la guerre pour l’indépendence des Etas-Unis,” Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris, 9 June 2006.  Delivered in French.
  • “The Multinational Republic and Polish Foreign Policy in the 1990s” (“Wielonarodowa Rzeczpospolita i korzenie polskiej polityki wschodniej lay 90ych XX wieku,” Aktualność przesłania paryskiej Kultury w dzisiejszej Europy, Instytut Europy Srodowo-Wschodniej, Lublin, 8 December 2006.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “The Reconstruction of Nations” “Rekonstrukcja narodów,” Lublin, 10 December 2006; Cracow; 12 December 2006; Lublin, 13 December 2006; Warsaw, 14 December 2006.  Public lectures in Polish.
  • “Skąd pochodzą narody Europy wschodniej?” (Where do the nations of Eastern Europe Come From?”) Warsaw University, keynote lecture for summer session, 14 July 2007.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “The Multicultural Character of the Second Polish Republic: Legacies Exploited and Legacies Ignored” (“Multikulturalność Drugiej Rzeczypospolitej: Dziedzictwa Wykorzystane i Przemilczane”), Cracow, Kongres Zagranycznych Badaczy Polski, 29 June 2007.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “Habsburg Ukraine and Other Brotherlands,” Lviv History Museum, History Takes Place, Zeit-Stiftung, 24 July 2007.
  • “The Volhynian Tragedy,” History Takes Place, Zentrum für Stadtgeschichte, Lviv, Zeit-Stiftung, 25 July 2007.
  • “Theories of Nationalism and the Nationalism of Theories,” History Takes Place, Zentrum für Stadtgeschichte, Lviv, Zeit-Stiftung, 26 July 2007.
  • “A Habsburg History of the European Nation,” Remarque Institute, New York University, 28 September 2007.
  • “The Possibility of a Common European History of Dictatorship,” Vergangenheit in der Gegenwart – Gesellschaftliche Diskurse zum Umgang mit Diktaturgeschichte in Europa, Genshagen, Germany, Genshagen-Stiftung, 26 October 2007.
  • “Twentieth-Century Habsburgs: Some Reflections on Nationalism, Monarchism, and European Union,” Yale University Department of History lunchtime talk, 6 November 2007.
  • “The Ethical Significance of Eastern Europe,” Conditions for International Solidarity, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 11 November 2007.
  • “The French Lives of Archduke Wilhelm von Habsburg,” Yale Club, Paris, 13 September 2008.
  • “Galicia in History and Historiography,” SISSCO (Italian Society for Contemporary History), 15 September 2008.
  • “A Habsburg Ukraine: The Dream and the Nightmare of Archduke Wilhelm, 1895-1948,” Vienna, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, 19 September 2008.
  • “Political Atrocity in Eastern Europe, 1933-1953,” Mass Murder and the Management of Memory, Princeton University, 7 November 2008.
  • “The Origins of the East European Nations,” Kolegium Europejskie, Warsaw, 13 November 2008.
  • “Lessons of 1989 and 2004,” The Place of Poland in the European Union, Instytut Studiów Europy Środkowo-Wschodnich, Warsaw, 15 November 2008, delivered in Polish.
  • “The Scholarly Consensus on the Ukrainian Famine,” Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University,  Holodomor conference, 18 November 2008.
  • “Hitler and Stalin: The Question of Famine and Modernity,” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 21 November 2008.
  • “1945: A Common European Lieu de Mémoire?” Vienna, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, 28 November 2008.
  • “Pope John Paul II in Poland and Abroad,” Józef Tischner Debates, University of Warsaw, 1 December 2008, delivered in Polish.  (Summarized in “Świat po papieżu,” Gazeta Wyborcza, 5 December 2008.)
  • “Mass Atrocity in Eastern Europe: History versus Memory,” Catholic University, Lisbon, 2 December 2008.
  • “The Experience of Ukrainians under Soviet Rule, 1917-1941,” Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, 14 December 2008.
  • “Nazi and Soviet Mass Atrocities in East Europe: Congruities and Convergences,” Europe Seminar, Columbia University, 22 January 2009.
  • “Promethée en exil — les racines intellectuelles du projet de Jerzy Giedroyc de libération de l’Ukraine, de la Lituanie, et de la Biélorussie,” for “Les intellectuels en exil face aux régimes totalitaires,” Paris IV Sorbonne, 4 April 2009, delivered in French.
  • “Imperial Biography in Eastern and Central Europe,” for “Imperiale und postimperiale Biographien im östlichen Europa in der Neuzeit,” Herder Institut, Marburg, 21 September 2009.
  • “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Memory for Life,” with Ivan Krastev and Anne Applebaum, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, 25 September 2009.
  • “Ukrainian History as Family History,” Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Vienna, 28 October 2009.
  • “Der König der Ukraine,” discussion with Alfred Gusenbauer, for “Literatur am Herbst: Dilemma 89″ Alte Schmiede, Vienna, 9 November 2009.  In German and English.
  • “Europe: Old and New, or Completely New?” for conference “Old and New Walls in Europe,” Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw, 12 November 2009, delivered in Polish.
  • “The Afterlife of Totalitarian Structures,” Central European Forum, Bratislava, 18 November 2009.
  • “Warsaw 1943/1944: Two Uprisings, Two Reactions,” for conference “Violence and Everyday Life in Occupied Poland,” Deutsches Historisches Institut and Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej, Warsaw, 21 November 2009.
  • “Memory and Politics: Poland, Ukraine, Russia,” Debata Tischnerowska, Warsaw, 24 November 2009.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “How to reform the politics of history,” Conference on “Russia, Poland, Ukraine,” Instytut Batorego, Warsaw, 28 November 2009.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “The Many Galicias of History,” Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte,  Vienna, 10 December 2009.
  • “Polish Promethianism from Espionage to Geopolitics,” Center for Polish and European Studies, Kiev Mohyla Academy, 15 January 2010.
  • “Wilhelm von Habsburg and Ukrainian History,” Center for Visual Arts, Kiev Mohyla Academy, 18 January 2010.
  • “Problems of Memory, Problems of History,” Ten Years after the Stockholm Declaration, 26 January 2010, Living History and Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • “Mass Killing as a Problem in European History,” seminar, Cambridge, Faculty of History, 15 February 2010.
  • “Diasporas of Memory: European Mass Killing and Commemoration,” Kreisky Forum, Vienna, 21 February 2010.
  • “Wilhelm von Habsburg and his Ukrainian Kingdom,” Schwarz-Gelb Alliancz, Vienna, 5 March 2010.
  • “Holocaust and Revenge in Belarus,” Fifth International Congress of Belarusicists, Minsk, 21 May 2010.
  • “How to write a history of modern Europe?” Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen. 26 May 2010.
  • “Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz i nowoczesny nacjonalizm” [“Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz and Modern Nationalism”], Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw, 31 May 2010.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “Skąd pochodzą narody wschodniej Europy?” [“Where do the nations of eastern Europe come from?”], Minsk, Goethe Institute, 21 May 2010; Warsaw, Krytyka Polityczna, 1 June 2010.  Delivered in Polish.
  • “Mass Killing as European History, 1933-1944,” Tel Aviv University, 10 June 2010.
  • “Nationalism and Supranationalism: A Productive Relationship,” for “The End of the Nation-State?” Swiss-Israeli Philosophy Foundation, Kfar Blum, 12 June 2010.
  • “Armed Resistance in the Wartime Metropolis,” for “Warsaw: A Jewish Metropolis,” University College, London, 25 June 2010.
  • “The Holocaust in the Soviet Union: History, International Law, Justice, and Human Experience,” with Joshua Rubenstein, Slifka Center, Yale University, 4 October 2010.
  • “Our Class,” discussion of Słobodziański play, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, 18 October 2011.
  • “Poles and Soviet Terror: Memory and Forgetting,” Florida International University, 4 November 2010.
  • “Holocaust History: An Agenda for Renewal,” Plenary Lecture, Lessons and Legacies (Holocaust History Educators’ biennial conference), Boca Raton, Florida, 4 November 2010. Variations delivered at Jewish Community Center, New Haven, 9 April 2011.
  • “European Mass Killing and European Commemorations,” keynote lecture, for “Remembrance, History, and Justice,” Woodrow Wilson Center and Romanian Cultural Institute, 12 November 2010.
  • “Holocaust History as Regional History,” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,  Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, 15 November 2010.
  • “Mass Murder and Commemoration: Some European Disharmonies,” Slavonic Studies and Memory at War Project, Cambridge University, 10 February 2011.
  • “The Causes of the Holocaust: Some Eastern Factors,” St. Catherine’s,  Cambridge, 10 February 2011.
  • “Reactions to Bloodlands,” Harvard University, 8 March 2011 (panel discussion).
  • “Teaching the Holocaust,” panel discussion, Yale University, New Haven, 24 March 2011.
  • “Bloodlands,” panel discussion, Columbia University, 4 April 2011.
  • “From Borderlands to Bloodlands: Geography, State Power, and Mass Killing in Eastern Europe, 1933-1945,” Brown University graduate student conference, keynote address, 8 April 2011.
  • “New Directions in Holocaust Research,” Jewish Community Center, New Haven, “Reactions to the Holocaust,” 10 April 2011; also for Holocaust lecture series, Poughkeepsie, 28 April 2011.
  • “Grand Strategy and Mass Killing: Hitler, Stalin, and Eastern Europe,” Grand Strategy Lecture Series, Yale University, 14 April 2011.
  • “Bloodlands,” panel discussion, Association for the Study of Nationality, 15 April 2011.
  • “The Problem of the Commemorative Causality of Mass Killing,” The History of Political Thought: Its State and Its Stakes, Princeton University, 16 April 2011.
  • “Bloodlands,” discussion, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, 27 April 2011.
  • “History, Politics, and the Lands Between,” Center for European Policy Analysis, U.S-Central Europe Strategy Forum, Washington DC. 3 May 2011.
  • “Public Memory and the Public Interest,” New York Institute for the Humanities, 7 May 2011.
  • “Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz i nasz wiek,” in Polish, Krytyka Polityczna, Warsaw, 18 May 2011.
  • “Hitler’s Holocaust: An Explanation,” Cambridge University, 2 June 2011.
  • “Aftermath: The Politics of Memory” The 2nd Dr Jan Randa Conference in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. 5-6 June 2011. Monash University Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation.
  • “Family, Religion, and Modern Nationalism in Eastern Europe: A Theory and a Polish-Ukrainian Caser,” “Religion and Nationality,” Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem, 20 June 2011.
  • “Family History and Modern Nationalism:  A Theory and an Example,” Summer School of Ethnicity and Migration Studies, Bratislava, 29 July 2011.
  • “The Great Terror and Katyń:  Poles and Soviet Power, 1937-1941,” Central Connecticut State University, 17 September 2011.
  • “History and Memory in Contemporary Eastern Europe,” panel at MCIAS, Yale University, 15 November 2011.
  • “Thinking the Twentieth Century: In Memory of Tony Judt,” Congress of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Presidential Session, 7 January 2012.
  • “The Global Holocaust: the Central European Past and Our Future,” Ohio Wesleyan University, 30 January 2013.
  • “Global Holocaust,” Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism, January 2013.
  • “The Holocaust as Global History,” Yale International History Colloquium, 9 April 2013.
  • “How Can the Holocaust Have Happened?  A History Lesson for the Future” René Girard Lecture, Satnford University, 13 March 2013.
  • “Alone in a Crowd: The Historian and Public Life,” Columbia University Graduate Student Conference, 19 April 2013.
  • “The Role of Public Intellectuals,” round table, Association for the Study of Nationality, Columbia University, 19 March 2013,
  • Krzysztof Michalski,” commemorative panel, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, 4 April 2013.