Jeremy Friedman, PhD

Jeremy Friedman is an assistant professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit of Harvard Business School. Friedman studies the history of communism, socialism, and revolution in Russia, China, and the developing world. He examines how the project of socialist revolution and leftist thought more broadly evolved over the course of the twentieth century, particularly as revolutionary battle-grounds shifted from the industrialized countries to the developing world in the wake of decolonization. After receiving his BA in History and Philosophy from Stanford in 2004 and his PhD in History from Princeton in 2011, he went to Yale, where he became Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and taught classes on the history of the Soviet Union, Asia, and the Cold War. His research interests include Soviet and Russian history, modern Chinese history, the Cold War, economic and political development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, decolonization, international relations, modern intellectual history, the history of Marxism, political movements and ideologies, and revolutionary movements.