2012 Bernstein Faculty Seminar
Monday, October 15, 2012
closed to the public
"Continuities in Soviet/Russian Environmental Policies: The Case of the Arctic"
Paul Josephson, Colby's Russian and Soviet history professor, is a specialist in the history of twentieth century science and technology. He became interested in this subject through study of the Soviet philosophy of science, dialectical materialism, and its impact on the development of relativity theory and quantum mechanics within Soviet borders. His first book was a cultural and political history of the Leningrad physics community from 1900 until 1940. Since then, Josephson has written seven other books on various aspects of modern science and technology.