A dialogue between Dr. Samuel (Shmuel) Barnai, Adjunct Lecturer at the European Forum and at the Rothberg International School & Prof. Yitzhak Brudny, Professor of Political Science and History.
Dr. Samuel Barnai is a Research Fellow at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of European Studies and at the Rothberg International School, all at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Barnai received his PhD from the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (dissertation: “Soviet Jewry in the Post-Stalin Era, 1953-1964”). He specializes in large-scale studies of historical, socio-demographic, and cultural developments among East European Jewry.
Prof. Yitzhak Brudny teaches at the departments of Political Science and of History at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main fields of interest include nationalism and ethnic conflicts; social movements, elections, political parties and political institutions in the former Communist states of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His books deal with the restructuring of post-Communist Russia, and Russian Nationalism and the Soviet State, 1953-1991.