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History Professor Receives 'Historian's Award' from Kronauer Foundation


(NORTHRIDGE, Calif. September 25, 2008) The Erich and Erna Kronauer Foundation has awarded this year's Historian's Award to Donal O'Sullivan of California State University Northridge, honoring his study Stalin's Cordon Sanitaire.  Soviet Policy in Eastern Europe and the Western Response on Soviet foreign policy in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Kronauer Foundation, based in Schweinfurt, Germany, was established in 1999. Its aim is to support works of historians, sociologists or political scientists studying totalitarianism (National Socialism, Fascism and Soviet Communism) and the history of ideas in Germany and Europe since the French Revolution. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded four prizes.

This year's award on 8 November will be preceded by a honorific speech (laudatio) by Professor Arnulf Baring. An alumn of Columbia, Baring taught at the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Freie Universitaet Berlin. He was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and St. Antony's College, Oxford.

The Foundation has invited Donal to attend the award ceremony, and the award announcement recognizes Donal’s presence at CSUN, USA.