Mark Mazower

Director/Chair

Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies

Department of History
Columbia University

Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe, and international history. He read classics and philosophy at Oxford, studied international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Bologna Center, and has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford (1988). His books include Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44 (1993); Dark Continent: Europe's 20th Century (1998); The Balkans (2000); and After the War was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation and State in Greece, 1943-1960 (2000). His Salonica City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950 (2004) was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize. In 2008 he published Hitler’s Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe which won that year’s LA Times Book Prize for History. His most recent book is No Enchanted Palace: the End of Empire (2009) and he is currently working on a history of internationalism. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is also the director of the Center for International History at Columbia University and his articles and reviews on history and current affairs appear regularly in the Financial Times, the Guardian, London Review of Books, The Nation and The New Republic.