“Tamar’s Daughters: Russian Jewish Women in European Emigration”
Fri, March 5, 2010 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • Garrison Hall, Room 4.100
Prof. Nina Tumarkin
A lecture by Professor Nina Tumarkin, Wellesley College
Prof Tumarkin is the author of Lenin Lives!: The Lenin Cult in Soviet Russia, which won the Wilson Prize for best first-book manuscript, and The Living and the Dead: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia. She has been a Fellow at the Harvard University Russian Research Center for a quarter-century, and has taught at Wellesley since 1975. In the mid-1980s, Tumarkin served as a special advisor to the National Security Council and to President Ronald Reagan. In 1985, she was the only woman of six Sovietologists to brief President Reagan, Vice President George Bush, Secretary of State George Schultz, and other members of the administration before the president's first summit meeting with Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. President Bill Clinton read The Living and the Dead in order to prepare for his May 1995 visit to Moscow for the 50th anniversary of V-E Day.