Timothy Snyder is an American historian, permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University. Specializing in Eastern European history and politics, he has published six award-winning books, including his most recent releases, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (2018), On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2017), and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (2015). He has conducted research in 10 languages, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and Eastern European Politics and Societies. His writing is frequently published in prominent news outlets such as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, and The New Republic. In 2015, he was the honored as the inaugural recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship and the winner of the Havel Foundation prize for his work.