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Prof Jussi M. Hanhimaki


Professor of International History in the Department of International History at the Graduate Institute (HEID),Geneva

Jussi M. Hanhimäki is Professor of International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. In 2006 he was named Finland Distinguished Professor by the Academy of Finland. Hanhimäki is the recipient of the Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and has authored or co-authored thirteen books and countless articles and chapters. In addition to English, his work has appeared in Arabic, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Swedish and Turkish.

A specialist of the international history of the Cold War, transatlantic relations, and the role of international institutions, Hanhimäki has held fellowships at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University; the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University; the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States Institute of Peace, and LSE IDEAS. His research has been supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Academy of Finland, the British Academy, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Among Hanhimäki's publications are: An International History of Terrorism: Western and Non-Western Experiences (2013); The Rise and Fall of Détente: American Foreign Policy and the Transformation of the Cold War (2013); Transatlantic Relations Since 1945: An Introduction (2012); The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction (2008, 2015); The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy (2004); The Cold War: A History in Documents and Eyewitness Accounts (2003); and International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond (2003, 2008, 2015). He is an editor of the journal Cold War History.

Hanhimäki is currently working on a joint biography of Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski and a ‘transnational’ history of the Cold War.