Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History; Director, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
American Academy Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2023
Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and the director of the university’s Ukrainian Research Institute. A leading authority on the region, he has published extensively in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. Plokhii is the author of several influential monographs, including Yalta: The Price of Peace (2010), The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union (2014), and The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (2015). His books have won numerous prizes and awards, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for best English-language book on international relations, Pushkin House Book Prize (London), Antonovych Foundation Award, and Ambassador of New Europe Prize (Poland).