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November 16, 2005

CCNY HISTORY PROFESSOR JUDITH STEIN NAMED FULBRIGHT DISTINGUISHED CHAIR

NEW YORK, November 16, 2005 – Dr. Judith Stein, Professor of History at The City College of New York (CCNY), has been selected as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair for 2005-2006 by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program.

An expert in African-American and 20th Century U.S. history, she is one of 31 prominent scholars chosen as distinguished chairs, which is the most prestigious category in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Professor Stein will hold the prestigious Nikolay V. Sivachev Distinguished Chair in American History at Moscow State University from February to July 2006.  There she will teach U.S. history since World War II to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. She will also be the resource person for Russian students and scholars in American history.

“This is part of the Distinguished Chair in American History program, whose purpose is to advance knowledge and familiarity of American history in selected countries of the world,” she said.

The Sivachev Distinguished Chair was created to increase American-Soviet cultural relations in the wake of the détente between then-President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev in the early 1970s.  It is named for Nikolay V. Sivachev, who was the Soviet Union’s top American scholar at that time.

A Professor in The College’s Ph.D. Program in History, Dr. Stein is a graduate of Vassar College (B.A.) and earned her Ph.D. at Yale University.  She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.

Professor Stein is the author of The World of Marcus Garvey: Race and Class in Modern Society and Running Steel, Running America: Race, Economic Policy, and the Decline of American Liberalism.  She is currently working on a book about the 1970s.

A Manhattan resident, she sits on the editorial board of International Labor and Working-Class History, a journal published by Cambridge University Press.

About the Fulbright Scholar Program

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Fulbright Scholars are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Among the thousands of prominent Fulbright Scholars are Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winner poet Rita Dove and Craig Barrett, Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corp.  

About The City College of New York

For over 158 years, The City College of New York has provided low-cost high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines.  Over 12,200 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, the School of Architecture, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, the Center for Worker Education and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education.

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