2016 Beberman Award Winner: Alexander Rabinowitch

Alexander Rabinowitch is named the 2016 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Illinois Laboratory High School. He is Uni High graduate from the class of 1952. He will speak on the UI campus October 20, 2016 on the 1917 Russian Revolution and a dinner will be given in his honor at 6 pm October 20, 2016.

Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University, Bloomington, where he taught from 1968 until 1999, and Affiliated Research Scholar, St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences since 2013.

Rabinowitch received his B.A. at Knox College, 1956; M.A. at the University of Chicago, 1961; and Ph.D. at Indiana University, 1965. He is recognized internationally as a leading expert on the Bolsheviks, the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the Russian civil war.

Upon publication, his best-known book, The Bolsheviks Come to Power: The Revolution of 1917 in Petrograd (1976), was widely acclaimed by Western scholars as a major breakthrough in study of the Russian revolution.

He has been a Senior Fellow of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Congratulations Mr. Rabinowitch, the 2016 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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