Conferences and Lectures


The Origins of the Final Solution: Eastern Europe and the Holocaust, London School of Economics, 11 March 2014


Professor Snyder has delivered several hundred public lectures around the world in English, French, German, Ukrainian, and Polish. He has spoken in association with honorary chairs at the Université Libre in Brussels, Leiden University in the Netherlands, and the London School of Economics. He has also been chosen to deliver several of the major lectures in Holocaust studies, such as the Einspruch Lecture at University of Texas-Dallas, the Wald Lecture at the University of Nebraska, the 1939 Club Lecture at UCLA, the Edel Lecture at Princeton University, the Robert Kragalott Lecture at Ohio-Wesleyan University, the first lecture of the Girard Series at Stanford University, as well as a keynote at the Lessons and Legacies conference.


 Ukraine: From Propaganda to Reality, Chicago Humanities Festival, 9 Nov. 2014


Recent Coverage

Bundestag Speech. “Germany’s Historical Responsibility to Ukraine.” June 23, 2017.

On Tyranny

Festival of Arts and Ideas: “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.” – June 17, 2017.

Guilford CT Community Center. “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century.” June 9, 2017.

March for Truth NYC. June 3, 2017.

Ash Center. “Resisting Tyranny: Lessons from the European 20th Century.” March 29, 2017.

Kennan Center. “The 1930s as an Inspiration for Today’s New Authoritarianism.” – March 6, 2017.

Decline of Liberal Order 

University of Waterloo: “Timothy Snyder on the Holocaust as History and Warning.” Feb 27, 2017.

Ryerson University: “Can History Save Us From Ourselves? Reflections on the Decline of Liberal Democracy.” Feb 7, 2017.

De Baile, Amsterdam: “Can History Save Us From Ourselves? Reflections on the Decline of Liberal Democracy.” Jan 26, 2017.

Utrecht University: “Never Again Auschwitz.” Jan 25, 2017.

Yale University: “What Can European History Teach Us About Trump’s America?” Dec 5, 2016.

Black Earth Lectures


University of Waterloo, Grimm Lecture: “The Holocaust as History and Warning.” Feb 6, 2017.

JCCSF: “Manovill Conversations. Timothy Snyder and ‘Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.” March 28, 2016.

Harvard, Center for European Studies: “The Holocaust in Poland: Controversies and Explanations.” March 13, 2016.

Harvard, Center for European Studies Panel Discussion: “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.”  March 9, 2016.

The Coalition for Peace and Action: “The Holocaust as History and Warning.” – December 5, 2015.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.: “The Holocaust as History and Warning.” – October 26, 2015.

Krytyka Polityczna: “Holocaust jako Historia Globalna.” – October 24, 2015.

De Balie, Amsterdam: “Timothy Snyder: A History and a Warning.” – October 22, 2015.

Wien Museum, Vienna: “Der Holocaust und warum er sich wiederholen kann.” – October 21, 2015.

Yale: International History Workshop, “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.” – September 29, 2015.

Museum of Jewish Heritage: “The Holocaust as History and Warning.” – September 18, 2015.

America House: “The Holocaust as History and Warning” – September 12, 2015


Other Lectures

IWM: “The Ancient is the Modern.” June 2, 2016.

“Russian Foreign Policy in the Putin Era.” – UPenn, April 11, 2016.

“Ukraine: The End of Europe?” – Chautauqua Institution, August 19, 2015.

“Лекция профессора Тимоти Снайдера и презентация его книги. Видеозапись и фоторепортаж” – DJC, July 17, 2015.

Ukraine, Russia, and Europe: Past and Future part II: “What Was Wrong with the Hitler-Stalin Alliance of 1939?”IWM, June 29, 2015.

Ukraine, Russia, and Europe: Past and Future part I: “Modern European History: A Global Framework from Eastern Experience”  IWM, June 16, 2015

“Ukraine’s Contribution to European History” – Bundestag, June 10, 2015.

“Festiwal im. Jacka Kuronia” – Warsaw, June 9, 2015

Polish-Russian-German Conference Recalling and Researching the Second World War – Europejskie Centrum Solidarnosci, Gdansk – May 7, 2015

“The Second World War in Europe: Beginnings and Endings” – European Parliament, May 6, 2015

5th Networking Meeting with Organizations Active in the Field of Memory and Remembrance – Tallinn, May 4-6, 2015

“Ukraine: the War for History” – Brandeis University, April 15, 2015

“The War in Ukraine: Propaganda and Reality” – Los Angeles Pubic Library, March 10, 2015

Ukraine and the Fog of Memory” – University of Cambridge, Feb 27, 2015

“Platform Ukraine: the War for Truth” – Platform Ukraine, Feb 25, 2015

“Ukraine: Democracy at the Edge” – Brown University, Feb 20, 2015

Education International’s Holocaust Remembrance Event, Keynote speaker – Jan 29, 2015

“Russia, Ukraine, and the Central Significance of Civil Society” – Prague, Jan 27, 2015

Presenting at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award Ceremony – Nov 18, 2014

“Ukraine: From Propaganda to Reality” – at the Chicago Humanities Festival, Nov 9, 2014

“Russia’s War, Ukraine’s History, and the West’s Options” – Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2014

“Europe after 1914: Integrations and Disintegrations” – for the Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv, Oct 18, 2014

Inaugural Lecture for the 20th Academic Year at Ukrainian Catholic University – Sept 16, 2014

Audio from presentation at the Ukrainian Institute of America – Sept 8, 2014

“Not Even Past History, Russia, Ukraine and Europe” – The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate and the Centre for Liberal Strategies, June 7, 2014

“Brainstorming on Ukraine Panelist, Globsec – May 14, 2014

The Origins of the Final Solution: Eastern Europe and the Holocaust – LSE, March 11, 2014

“Nations, Empires, Unions: European Integration and Disintegration since 1914– Fritt Ord, Oslo, Feb 2014

The Origins of Mass Killing: The Bloodlands Hypothesis – LSE, January 21, 2014

The Origins of the Revolution: Marx and Eastern Europe – LSE, November 5, 2013

The Origins of Nations: The Brotherlands Hypothesis – LSE, October 15, 2013



CSIS: “The Transatlantic Forum on Russia.” – November 13, 2015.

Ukraine: Thinking Together – conference in Kyiv, May 15-19, 2014  featuring presentations by prominent intellectuals who discussed how Ukrainian pluralism will effect future regional and global geopolitics.


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