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Joshua A. Sanborn, assistant professor of history at Lafayette College, will speak on “The War in Chechnya: Human Rights and National Sovereignty in the 21st Century” at noon Friday, April 7, in the Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall.

Free and open to the public, the talk is sponsored by the History Club and the Chaplain’s Office. Lunch may be purchased for $3.

Sanborn joined the Lafayette faculty last fall. He was formerly assistant professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Russian history from the University of Chicago, where he wrote his dissertation on “Drafting the Nation: Military Conscription and the Formation of a Modern Polity in Tsarist and Soviet Russia.” An article entitled “The Mobilization of 1914 and the Question of the Russian Nation: A Re-examination,” is forthcoming in the summer edition of Slavic Review.

He is currently teaching courses on the fall of Communism, the history of Russia in the 20th century, and Stalinism.

Sanborn is the recipient of several fellowships and grants, including Mellon Dissertation Fellowship (1997-98), Social Science Research Council Dissertation Fellowship (1997-98), Council for Advanced Studies in Peace and International Cooperation Fellowship (1995-96), University of Chicago Research Grant (1994), Phoenix Fellowship, University of Chicago (1993-97) and Century Scholarship, University of Chicago (1992-93).

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