2013-2014 Von Rosenstiel Lecture: Professor Mark Mazower

This year’s Von Rosenstiel Lecture will be delivered by Professor Mark Mazower, currently Ira 

D. Wallach Professor of History, Department Chair, and Director of the Heyman Center for the 

Humanities at Columbia University. 

Professor Mazower is one of the most accomplished historians working in the academy today. 

The author of numerous prize-winning books and a frequent commentator on the historical 

context shaping contemporary affairs, Professor Mazower’s work has long been focused on 

some of the defining issues of modern times: the making of empires and nations, the causes of 

war and peace, and the grand as well as anonymous work of governments and individuals to 

define and expand their rights as citizens and participants in an increasingly global society. For 

more on Professor Mazower’s many books and accomplishments, see his faculty web page at 

Columbia: http://history.columbia.edu/faculty/Mazower.html

Dr. Mark Mazower

Trained as a historian of modern Greece and the Balkans, Professor Mazower’s interests 

are far-reaching, and his current work places him very much at the forefront of trends in 

international history, including his latest book, Governing the World: The History of An Idea 

(Penguin, 2012), which offers a provocative interpretation of the ways in which individuals and 

nations have helped shape the dream and reality of global governance from the 19th

the present. 

During his visit to UC, Professor Mazower will deliver the Von Rosenstiel Lecture and host a 

special session devoted to discussing Governing the World. Both events are free and open to 

the public.

Thursday, February 27th

The Annual Von Rosenstiel Lecture

The Greek War for Independence in Global Perspective 

Reception to follow

Friday, February 28th, 9:30-11:30 AM in 417 TUC

Book Seminar

Governing the World: The History of an Idea 

4 PM at the Taft Research Center, Ground Floor, Edwards One

It is an honor for UC to host Professor Mazower for this visit. We are grateful to the Von 

Rosenstiel family and to the memory of Mr. Werner E. Von Rosenstiel for their generosity in 

creating the endowment that allows us to invite such eminent scholars to campus. The History 

Department also expresses thanks to the UC Classics, Political Science, and Judaic Studies

Departments, the UC European Studies Program, the Morgan Center for Human Rights at the 

College of Law, UC Amnesty International, the UC History Club, the Human Rights Taft Research 

Group, and the Global Studies Taft Research Group for the funding and assistance.

for more information concerning the Annual Von Rosenstiel Lecture and related events, please 

contact the Professor Ethan Katz of the UC History Department at ethan.katz@uc.edu\

2013-2014 Von Rosenstiel Lecture