348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Friday, July 12 2024.


 On Friday, July 12, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


One overlooked consequence of Putin’s war in Ukraine is the dramatic political impact it has had on domestic politics and culture in the Baltic States. Whereas just a few years ago pro-Moscow parties and anti-European Union sentiment were both features of Baltic societies, recent political and cultural developments indicate that post-Soviet history has been totally upended. Dr. Kuck will examine these recent developments within the context of the dramatic events of the twentieth century, making even clearer the intense paradigm shift that is unfolding today

Presenter: Dr. Jordan Kuck is associate professor of history and chair of Humanities at Brevard College. Dr. Kuck is an expert on the modern history of Northeastern Europe, and his research deals with the history of nationalism and authoritarianism in the Baltic States during the interwar period. Over the past few years, Dr. Kuck has published chapters in edited volumes that marked the centennial of Latvian independence. He also contributed chapters to two recent or forthcoming books, Dictatorship and Daily Life in Twentieth Century Europe, and Transnational and Transatlantic Fascism in East Central and Southeastern Europe, 1918–2018. In support of his research, Dr. Kuck was the recipient of a Fulbright, a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, as well as a grant from the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies.

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