Moshik Temkin

Johnson and Johnson Visiting Chair in Leadership, Schwarzman College; Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University


Moshik Temkin is the Johnson and Johnson Chair in Leadership at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, and a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He has also taught at Columbia University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes (EHESS), and Sciences Po in Paris.

He is a specialist in modern American and international history and the author of The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial (Yale University Press), which was a finalist for the Cundill International Prize, and several peer-reviewed scholarly articles that have appeared in such venues as the Historical Journal, the Journal of Contemporary History, and Humanity.

As a public scholar, he has written about history, leadership, and public affairs for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, Newsweek, Salon, Aeon, and the Conversation. He is at work on a book provisionally titled Undesirables: Travel Control and Surveillance in an Age of Global Politics, to be published by Harvard University Press, as well as another book on leadership in global history, to be published by PublicAffairs. He is also the co-editor of Alan Brinkley: A Life in History (Columbia University Press, 2019).

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