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Harlow Robinson

Matthews Distinguished University Professor of History



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Unprecedented, unpredictable road ahead for US-​​Russia relations

As Donald Trump pre­pares to take office, it’s unclear what may lie ahead for the U.S. and Russia, says Russian his­tory and cul­ture expert Harlow Robinson. What is clear, though, is that the Trump era has already begun to change the face of the global land­scape. According to Robinson, we could be entering “a very strange era.”


3Qs: Snowden gets asylum in Russia

Edward Snowden, the former National Secu­rity Agency con­tractor who leaked infor­ma­tion about two highly clas­si­fied sur­veil­lance pro­grams in June, was granted one-​​​​year asylum by Russia on Thursday. The move defied […]


3Qs: What elections mean for Russia

Fol­lowing par­lia­men­tary elec­tions in Russia on Sunday, protests broke out across the country this week amid alle­ga­tions of voter fraud. The elec­tions kept Prime Min­ister Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party in power, but revealed a drastic decline in sup­port for the party and sig­nif­i­cantly decreased its number of seats in Par­lia­ment. We asked Harlow Robinson, Matthews Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor and an expert in Russian and Soviet cul­tural his­tory, to ana­lyze the situation.


And the award goes to…

The Academy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sci­ences has named North­eastern pro­fessor Harlow Robinson a 2009 Academy Film Scholar

The Berlin Wall in Retrospect

This Monday marks the twen­tieth anniver­sary of the dis­man­tling of the Berlin Wall. Three North­eastern pro­fes­sors dis­cuss the progress of a cap­i­talist Russia on the world stage and the prospects for a return to Cold War antagonisms.

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