Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, PhD

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz is the Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies and professor of History at the Institute of World Politics. His research interests include the post-Soviet zone, the Second World War and its aftermath, Europe in the 19th and 20th century, Western civilization and its intellectual tradition, extremist movements in history, conspiracy theory and practice, and comparative civilizations. In addition to numerous popular and scholarly articles, Chodakiewicz authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited over fifteen scholarly monographs and documentary collections in both English and Polish. His latest include Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas, which is a depiction of the Eastern Borderlands of the West on the rim of the former Soviet Union, and On the Right and Left, which is a textbook of intellectual history of modern ideologies. He translated and edited the correspondence of the Ulam family of Lwów to the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam at Harvard from 1936 until after the Second World War and co-edited a selection of Ronald Reagan's speeches published as My Vision of America in Polish. Chodakiewicz holds a BA from San Francisco State University, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University.