Geoffrey Roberts

Geoffrey Roberts is Emeritus Professor of History at University College Cork, National University of Ireland, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Currently, he is Senior Fellow at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies in Warsaw.

A recognized world authority on Stalin, the Second World War, and the history of Soviet and Russian military and foreign policy, he has published some 30 books and 70 articles, including many translations. Professor Roberts’ biography, “Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov” (2012), was awarded the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award. His latest book (with Martin Folly and Oleg Rzheshevsky) is “Churchill and Stalin: Comrades-in-Arms during the Second World War” (2019).

He is a reviewer and op-ed writer for The Irish Examiner and The Irish Times and is a regular contributor to Irish, British and Russian radio and TV programs.

Professor Roberts’ academic achievements have been recognized through many prizes and awards: Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1997); UCC President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2003); Fulbright Scholar, Harvard University (2005); Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow (2004-2005); Senior Research Fellow, Nobel Peace Institute, Oslo (2008); Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Budapest (2015 and 2021); EURIAS Professorial Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies; and three UCC Research Achievement Awards, including a life-time award in 2012.

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