Charles Maier

Charles Maier

Research Professor of History, Harvard University; WCFIA Faculty Associate
Charles Maier

Maier is Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard and served as director of CES from 1994-2001 and in the fall of 2006. Maier will teach Historical Studies B-53 (World War I), Ethical Reasoning 12 (Political Trials and Political Justice) in fall 2009, and, with Niall Ferguson, History 1965 (International History: States and Markets) and History 1920 (Global History of Modern Times) in spring 2010. Maier is most recently the author of Among Empires: American Ascendancy and its Predecessors (2006). Earlier books include Dissolution: The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany (1997), The Unmasterable Past: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity (1988), In Search of Stability: Explorations in Historical Political Economy (1987) and Recasting Bourgeois Europe (1975, 1988). He has also edited several collaborative volumes on the politics of inflation, the Marshall Plan and other themes. Currently, Maier is contributing "Leviathan Renewed: The Long Century of Modern Statehood" to the general world history being edited by Akira Iriye and Juergen Osterhammel and, with William Kirby and Sugata Bose, is completing a global history of the twentieth century. He continues work on a history of modern territoriality.

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