Villanova, PA—Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, Dean, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be a panelist at the first of a series of special events hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution.
Chartered by Congress, the Wilson Center is the nation’s key nonpartisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. Founded in 1974 as a division of the Wilson Center, the Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge about Russia, Ukraine and other states in that region.
On Feb. 24, Dean Lindenmeyr will join Russian history scholars from universities in Russia and the U.S. to discuss specific aspects of the Russian revolution, including the collapse of tsarism, the emergence of the Provisional Government and dual power, developments within the military and the actions and reactions of major social and cultural groups. Co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin, the event will be held at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
An internationally-recognized expert in modern Russian history, Dean Lindenmeyr also is a professor of history at Villanova and has received numerous fellowships and awards, including an award for her first book and a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and her research has been published in American, European and Russian scholarly outlets.
Dean Lindenmeyr is currently serving as a co-editor of an international collaborative project devoted to publishing the latest scholarship on the Eastern Front in World War I and the 1917 Revolution. She is also completing a book, Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Russian Revolution, the first biography of one of the most prominent women of this era. Dean Lindenmeyr holds a PhD in History from Princeton University.
About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.