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Moshik Temkin

Moshik Temkin has served as Associate Professor of Public Policy the Harvard Kennedy School since 2008. Previously, he taught at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France, and at Columbia University. Temkin’s research interests include the history of the death penalty in comparative perspective, the career and politics of Malcolm X's in a global context, and the contest between international politics and travel control during and since the Cold War. A specialist in international history, with an emphasis on 20th century transatlantic politics, he is the author of The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial, which was a finalist for the Cundill International Prize (2009; paperback ed., 2011). He received his B.A. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History at Columbia University.


  • Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University