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


Our Malady

Politics and Prose. P&P Live! Timothy Snyder | OUR MALADY with Jonathan Kirsch September 9, 2020.

Yale Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. “Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a hospital diary” September 28, 2020.

Road to Unfreedom

Isaiah Berlin Memorial Lecture 2017: Timothy Snyder October 18, 2017.

Global Empowerment Meeting, CID Harvard. “The Road of Unfreedom: How our Intuitive Sense of Us and Them Makes us Vulnerable to Tyranny” April 18, 2018.

Vienna Humanities Festival September 27, 2018.

American Academy in Berlin, Intelligence Squared Germany. “Democracy, Neofascism, and the Importance of Language” April 3, 2019.

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 20th Century.” June 19, 2017.

Politics and Prose “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The 20th Century” March 14, 2017

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


Lecture by Timothy Snyder on the Holodomor (“Murder by starvation”) November 13, 2019.

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center in Naples. “The Holodomor — A Look Back at Stalin’s 1932-33 Genocide in Ukraine” October 20, 2019

Victor Pinchuk Foundation. “Ukraine and the future of Europe.” June 20, 2019.

Vienna, Institute for Human Sciences IWM. “Ukrainian History as World History: 1917 – 2017” October 16, 2017.

Black Earth


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.


The Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art Chicago. “Timothy Snyder Discusses “Bloodlands” October 5, 2011.

London School of Economics. “The Origins of Mass Killing: the Bloodlands hypothesis.” January 21, 2014.

Red Prince

Diplomatic Academy, Vienna. “Prof. Timothy Snyder on Red Prince Wilhelm von Habsburg (Василь Вишиваний)” February 3, 2019.

Other Lectures:

Jewish Square (Judenplatz). “A Speech to Europe 2019” May 8, 2019

Munich History Lecture. “Can the United States be a Free Country? Present risks and future challenges” February 10, 2020.

UN Lecture High-Level Meeting on the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe May 8, 2020.

Online Conversation with Jason Stanley “How fascism works” May 30, 2020.

House of European History, Brussels. “What past catastrophe teaches us about future possibility” July 1, 2020.

Click here for a list of earlier papers and lectures.