Alfred J. Rieber

Professor
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
University Research Professor, CEU
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Qualifications: 
Columbia University, Russian Institute, M.A. and certificate 1954; Ph.D. 1959
Colgate University, B.A. 1953, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, High Honors
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Fellowships and Awards

American Council of Learned Societies Exchange Fellow, 1966
Research Fellowships: American Philosophical Society, 1963; Guggeneim
fellow, 1965; National Endowment for the Humanities 1973, 1981; Ford
Foundation, 1984; National Council for Soviet and East European Studies
Grant, 1985-86; ACLS Fellow, 1985-86
Teaching Awards: Lindback Teaching Award, 1967; E. Harris Harbison
Award of Danforth Foundation Aard for Distinguished Teaching, 1968;
Professor of the Year (Teaching Award based on university wide student
election), Central European University 1997, 1998
IREX travel grants, 1990; 1993, 1995
Henry Allan Moe Prize of American Philosophical Society, 1985
Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, 1992-93
Senior Research Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford, Hilary Term 2000
Fellow,Collegium Budapest 2007-08

Professional Activities

University Research Professor, CEU (2008-                Head, Department of History, CEU, (1995-1999);Member University Senate, CEU, (1995-2000);Alfred L. Cass Term Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, (1993-1995);Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, (1965-1993);Chairman, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania (1967-72; 1983-88)Associate Dean FAS, University of Pennsylvania (1975-77);Co-Director, Program for Assessing and Revitalizing the Social Sciences (Mellon Grant), 1987-92;Director, NEH Summer Institute, University of Pennsylvania, 1988

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Academic/research topics: 
Russia
Soviet foreign policy
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Courses taught by Alfred J. Rieber

Ph.D. TUTORIAL I 2013/2014

Publications

Book
Rieber, A. J.. Salami Tactics Revisited. Hungarian Communists on the Road to Power In Trondheim Studies on East European Societies and Cultures. Trondheim, 2013.
Imperial Rule, Edited by A. J. Rieber and A. Miller. Vol. 1. Budapest: CEU Press, 2004.
The Politics of Autocracy In Études sur l'économie et la sociologie des pays slaves, Edited by A. J. Rieber. Vol. 12. The Hague: Mouton, 1966.
Book Chapter
Rieber, A. J.. "Stalin as foreign policy-maker : avoiding war, 1927-1953." In Stalin : a new history, edited by S. Davies and J. R. Harris, 140-158. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Rieber, A. J.. "Stalin as Georgian : the formative years." In Stalin : a new history, edited by S. Davies and J. R. Harris, 18-44. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Rieber, A. J.. "Meniaiushchiesia kontseptsii k konstruktsii frontira : sravnitelno-istoricheskii podhod." In Novaia imperskaia istoriia postsovetskogo prostranstva : sbornik statei, edited by I. V. Gerasimov, S. V. Glebov and A. P. Kaplunovskii, 199-222. Biblioteka zhurnala "Ab Imperio". Kazan: Tsentr issledovanii natsionalizma i imperii, 2004.
Rieber, A. J.. "Zheleznye dorogi i ekonomicheskie razvitie : istoki sistemy Reiterna." In Stranitsy rossiiskoi istorii : problemy, sobytiia, liudi : sbornik stateii v chest Borisa Vasilevicha Ananicha, edited by R. S. Ganelin, 150-179. Saint-Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin, 2003.
Rieber, A. J.. "Izuchaia imperii." In Istoricheskie zapiski, edited by B. V. Ananich, 86-131. Vol. 6 (124). Moskva: Nauka, 2003.
Rieber, A. J.. "Frontiers in History." In International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences, edited by N. J. Smelser and P. B. Baltes, 5812-5818. Vol. 9. New York: Elsevier Science, 2001.
Rieber, A. J.. "Stalin’s Eurasian Foreign Policy : Limited Intervention." In Mesto Rossii v Evrazii : The place of Russia in Eurasia, edited by G. Szvák, 338-343. Vol. 9. Ruszisztikai könyvek 9. Budapest: Magyar Ruszisztikai Intézet, 2001.
Rieber, A. J.. "Ustoichivye faktory rossiiskoi vneshnei politiki : popytka interpretatsii." In Amerikanskaia rusistika : vekhi istoriografii poslednykh let sovetskii period : antologiia, edited by M. David-Fox, 94-145. Samara: Izdatelstvo "Samarskii univbersitet", 2001.
Rieber, A. J.. "Patronage and Professionalism : The Witte System." In Problemy vsemirnoi istorii : sbornik statei v chest A. A. Fursenko, edited by B. V. Ananich, 286-298. Saint-Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin, 2000.
Rieber, A. J.. "The Marginality of Totalitarianism." In The paradoxes of unintended consequences, edited by R. Dahrendorf, Y. Elkana, A. Neier, W. Newton-Smith and I. Rév, 265-284. Budapest: CEU Press, 2000.
Rieber, A. J.. "Preface." In Forced migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939-1950, vii. London: Frank Cass, 2000.
Rieber, A. J.. "Izuchenie istorii Rossii v SShA." In Istoricheskie zapiski, edited by B. V. Ananich, 65-105. Vol. 3 (121). Moskva: Nauka, 2000.
Rieber, A. J.. "Triplex Confinium in comparative context." In Constructing border societies on the Triplex Confinium, edited by D. Roksandric and N. Stefanec, 13-28. Vol. 4. CEU History Department working paper series 4. Budapest: Central European University, 2000.
Rieber, A. J.. "In memoriam Péter Hanák." In The Garden and the Workshop : Disseminating Cultural History in East-Central Europe : In Memoriam Péter Hanák, edited by M. Turda, 22-24. Budapest: Central European University, 1998.
Rieber, A. J.. "Sotsialnaia identifikatsiia i politicheskaia volia : russkoe dvorianstvo ot Petra I do 1861 g." In P.A. Zaionchkovskii, 1904-1983 gg. : stati, publikatsii i vospominaniia o nem, edited by L. G. Zahkarova, IU. S. Kukushkin and T. Emmons, 271-314. Moscoww: ROSSPEN, 1998.
Rieber, A. J.. "The reforming tradition in Russian and Soviet history : commentary." In Reform in modern Russian history : progress or cycle?, edited by T. Taranovsky and M. McInerny, 237-243. Woodrow Wilson Center series. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1995.
Rieber, A. J.. "Struggle over the Borderlands." In The legacy of history in Russia and the new states of Eurasia, edited by S. F. Starr, 61-89. Vol. 1. The international politics of Eurasia 1. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1994.
Rieber, A. J.. "The merchants' way of life." In Reinterpreting Russian history : readings, 860-1860s, edited by D. H. Kaiser and G. Marker, 328-333. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Rieber, A. J.. "Interest-Group Politics in the Era of the Great Reforms." In Russia's great reforms, 1855-1881, edited by B. Eklof, J. Bushnell and L. Zakharova, 58-83. Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Rieber, A. J.. "Introduction." In A course in Russian history :the seventeenth century, edited by V. O. Kliuchevskii. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1994.
Rieber, A. J.. "The fragmented “middle ranks”." In Major problems in the history of imperial Russia, edited by J. Carcraft, 494-503. Major problems in European history series. Lexington: D. C. Heath, 1994.
Rieber, A. J.. "Persistent Factors in Russian Foreign Policy." In Imperial Russian foreign policy, edited by H. Ragsdale, 315-359. Woodrow Wilson Center series. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1993.
Rieber, A. J.. "Historiography of Russian Foreign Policy." In Imperial Russian foreign policy, edited by H. Ragsdale, 360-443. Woodrow Wilson Center series. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1993.
Rieber, A. J.. "Gruppovye interesy v borbe vokrug Velikikh reform." In Velikie reformy v Rossii, 1856-1874, edited by B. Eklof, J. Bushnell and L. Zakharova, 44-72. Moskva: Izdatelstvo Moskovskogo Universiteta, 1992.
Rieber, A. J.. "Vstupitelnye zamechaniia sopredsedatelei." In Reformy ili revoliutsiia? : Rossiia 1861-1917 : materialy mezhdunarodnogo kollokviuma istorikov, edited by D. Geyer and V. S. Diakin, 264-268. Saint-Petersburg: Nauka, 1992.
Rieber, A. J., and A. Z. Rubinstein. "Introduction." In Perestroika at the crossroads, edited by A. Z. Rubinstein and A. J. Rieber, vii-x. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1991.
Rieber, A. J.. "The reforming tradition in Russian history." In Perestroika at the crossroads, edited by A. Z. Rubinstein and A. J. Rieber, 3-28. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 1991.
Rieber, A. J.. "The sedimentary society." In Between tsar and people : educated society and the quest for public identity in late imperial Russia, edited by E. W. Clowes, S. D. Kassow and J. L. West, 343-366. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1991.
Rieber, A. J.. "New introduction." In Pri dvore dvukh imperatov : vospominaniya, dnevnik, 1853-1882 / Anna Fedorovna Tiutcheva. Vol. 18. Memoir series 18. Cambridge, Mass.: Oriental Research Partners, 1975.
Rieber, A. J.. "Raison d'état : military." In Emancipation of the Russian serfs, edited by T. Emmons, 72-80. European problem studies. New York: Holt, Rinehart And Winston, 1970.
Rieber, A. J.. "Introduction." In The formation of the great Russian state : a study of Russian history in the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, edited by A. E. Presniakov, 6-59. The Quadrangle series in Russian history. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1970.
Rieber, A. J.. "Introduction." In A course in Russian history : the seventeenth century, edited by V. O. Kliuchevskii, xiii-xl. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1968.
Conference Paper
Journal Article
Rieber, A. J.. "Historians Confront Space." Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 42, no. 1 (2013): 47-64.
Rieber, A. J.. "Civil Wars in the Soviet Union, 1939-1947." Kritika : explorations in Russian and Eurasian history 4, no. 1 (2003): 129-162.
Rieber, A. J.. "Alexander Vucinich (1914-2002)." Kritika : explorations in Russian and Eurasian history 3, no. 4 (2002): 755-757.
Rieber, A. J.. "From Reform to Empire : Russia’s ‘New’ Political History." Kritika : explorations in Russian and Eurasian history 2, no. 1 (2001): 261-268.
Rieber, A. J.. "Preface." Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 16, no. 1-2 (2000): 5.
Rieber, A. J., and M. Siefert. "Introduction." Science in context 8, no. 2 (1995): 281-292.
Rieber, A. J.. "The Rise of Engineers in Russia." Cahiers du Monde russe et soviétique 31, no. 4 (1990): 539-568.
Rieber, A. J.. "Petr Andreevich Zajonckovskij – 1983." Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 33, no. 2 (1985): 313-316.
Rieber, A. J.. "Businessmen and Business Culture in Imperial Russia." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 128, no. 3 (1984): 238-243.
Rieber, A. J.. "Commentary." Newsletter of group for the use of psychology in history 4, no. 4 (1976): 28-35.
Rieber, A. J.. "Political development without politics." Reviews in European history 1, no. 2 (1974): 196-202.
Rieber, A. J.. "Communist Tactics in France, 1944-1953." Journal of international affairs 8, no. 1 (1954): 73-85.
Miscellaneous
Rieber, A. J.. Zhdanov in Finland. Pittsburg: University of Pittsburgh, 1995.
Rieber, A. J.. Book review : The Russian Factory in the 19th Century. Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Editors and Board of Trustees of the Russian Review, 1972.
Rieber, A. J.. Book review : The Western Impact upon Tsarist Russia. Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Editors and Board of Trustees of the Russian Review, 1972.
Rieber, A. J.. Book review : Politics and History in the Soviet Union. Sage Publications, Inc. in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1972.
Rieber, A. J.. Book review : Unity in Diversity : Italian Communism and the Communist World. Sage Publications, Inc. in association with the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1968.
Rieber, A. J.. Book review : The Iron Curtain, Where Freedom's Offensive Begins. Blackwell Publishing on behalf of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1963.