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Thomas Weber

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015, 2013-2014, 2008-2009


Thomas Weber

Thomas Weber is a Professor of History and International Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He holds a D.Phil. in History from Oxford University.

During his second year as a Visiting Scholar CES, Weber will work on his book, provisionally titled, Metamorphosis: Adolf Hitler and Munich 1919. He will also work on a proposal advocating the establishment of Truth Commissions in Europe and the Mediterranean basin.

Weber’s books have won multiple awards and received wide international recognition. His first book, Lodz Ghetto Album, won a Golden Light Award in 2004 and an Infinity Award in 2005. His second book, Our Friend “The Enemy” was the recipient of the 2008 Duc d’Arenberg History Prize for the best book of a general nature on the history and culture of the European continent. His latest book, Hitler's First War, published by Oxford University Press, has been translated into multiple languages. At present, TeamWorx and Beta Film are adapting the book into an eight-hour TV mini-series.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of History and International Affairs, University of Aberdeen
  • Director, Center for Global Security and Governance, University of Aberdeen