Event Title

Opening Remarks

Document Type

Paper

Brief Biography

Dr. Bernd Fischer, professor and chair of the Department of History, was chosen to be one of the 2009-2010 IPFW Featured Faculty. In November 2009 he delivered his Featured Faculty lecture "Enver Hoxha, the little Stalin of Albania.” In 2010, Dr. Fischer was selected as the Internal A&S Distinguished Lecturer. He delivered his lecture “Albanian Authoritarian Leaders: Have We Seen the Last of Them?” in April 2010.

Dr. Fischer is a Balkans scholar and expert on Albania. In 2006, he was appointed to the Albanian Academy of Science, the country’s most prestigious intellectual and scientific institution. In 2007, he became a special advisor to the Albanian Royal Court. He is consulted routinely by various government intelligence agencies to analyze the current political climate in the Balkan region. In 2009, the Serbian language translation of his book Balkan Strongmen: Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe was published in Belgrade. In 2009, he also contributed a number of articles to edited volumes, including “Albania since 1989: the Hoxhaist Legacy" and “The Second World War in Albania: History and Historical Agendas.”

His current projects include the Cambridge Concise History of Albania, the Hoxha biography, an edited volume on the Holocaust in Albania and an edited volume on Albanian American relations.

Start Date

8-5-2010 8:30 AM

End Date

8-5-2010 8:45 AM

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 8th, 8:30 AM May 8th, 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Dr. Bernd Fischer, professor and chair of the Department of History, was chosen to be one of the 2009-2010 IPFW Featured Faculty. In November 2009 he delivered his Featured Faculty lecture "Enver Hoxha, the little Stalin of Albania.” In 2010, Dr. Fischer was selected as the Internal A&S Distinguished Lecturer. He delivered his lecture “Albanian Authoritarian Leaders: Have We Seen the Last of Them?” in April 2010.

Dr. Fischer is a Balkans scholar and expert on Albania. In 2006, he was appointed to the Albanian Academy of Science, the country’s most prestigious intellectual and scientific institution. In 2007, he became a special advisor to the Albanian Royal Court. He is consulted routinely by various government intelligence agencies to analyze the current political climate in the Balkan region. In 2009, the Serbian language translation of his book Balkan Strongmen: Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe was published in Belgrade. In 2009, he also contributed a number of articles to edited volumes, including “Albania since 1989: the Hoxhaist Legacy" and “The Second World War in Albania: History and Historical Agendas.”

His current projects include the Cambridge Concise History of Albania, the Hoxha biography, an edited volume on the Holocaust in Albania and an edited volume on Albanian American relations.