Alumni Travel 2016

Changing Tides of History 
Cruising the Baltic Sea
Denmark | Poland | Estonia | Russia | Finland | Sweden
June 15 to 24, 2016

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Join Professor of History Linda Gerstein on a six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea Cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and Brown University professor Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Cruise aboard the five-star M.S. Le Boreal and visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Linda Gerstein is a Professor of History and Chair of Independent College Programs at Haverford. She specializes in Russian and Modern European History. Her biography of Nikolai Strakhov (Harvard University Press) marked the first full-length intellectual biography in any language of Strakhov, providing a guide to the individual and to nineteenth-century Russian intellectual life. She has also written about the Russian dissident intelligentsia and about Russian Art Nouveau architecture. Linda has trained generations of Haverfordians, including many who have become prominent in academia, international policy and business in their own right. She has co-led study trips for undergraduate students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and peer institutions to the Soviet Union and to Warsaw, Budapest and Prague in the tumultuous spring of 1989. She received her B.A. from Radcliffe and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. On this trip she will discuss: History and its Discontents: transitions to the future and transitions back to the past; the uneasy identity of being "Scandanavian" and art and architecture as national identity-discourse.

For travel-related questions or to reserve your space by phone, contact our tour operator, Gohagan & Company, at 1-800-922-3088 x267.

For more information about this opportunity, contact Sara Goddard at 610-896-4279 or

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