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Mark Mazower


Ira D. Wallach Professor of History
Columbia University

Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History, specializes in modern Greece, 20th-century Europe, and international history. His current interests include the history of Greek independence, and the historical evolution of the Greek islands in the very long run. He comments on international affairs for the Financial Times and reviews books for the Financial Times, the Nation, the London Re- view of Books, the New York Review of Books and others. In 2016 he made a film Techniques of the Body, a meditation on the refugee crisis in the long run of Greek history, with director Constantine Giannaris and he is currently exploring the theme of the unburied dead with theater director Theodoros Terzopoulos. His most recent book is What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home (Other Press, 2017), a family his- tory. He is founding director of the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, which opens at Reid Hall in Paris in fall 2018 with an inaugural fellowship class of sixteen faculty and creative artists.