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Professor Mary Elise Sarotte Named 2022 Henry L. Stimson Lecturer at Yale University

Professor Mary Elise Sarotte has been named the 2022 Henry L. Stimson Lecturer at Yale University. Professor Sarotte's forthcoming book, Not One Inch: America, Russia and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate (Yale University Press, 2021) has also been selected for the Henry L. Stimson Lecture Series as well. In her book, Professor Sarotte explores the profound impact of NATO expansion on U.S.-Russia relations since the Cold War. A crucial resource for policymakers, Sarotte reveals missed opportunities in the relations between the U.S. and Russia. 

An expert in the history of international relations, Professor Mary Elise Sarotte is the inaugural holder of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professorship of Historical Studies. Sarotte is also a research associate at Harvard University's Center for European Studies. Sarotte earned her AB in History and Science at Harvard and her PhD in History at Yale University. She is the author or editor of five books, including The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall and 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe, both of which were selected as Financial Times Books of the Year, among other awards. Following graduate school, Sarotte served as a White House Fellow, then joined the faculty of the University of Cambridge, where she received tenure before accepting an offer to return to the United States to teach at USC. Sarotte is a former Humboldt Scholar, a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.