Volker Berghahn

Professor of History, Columbia University

Volker Berghahn is the Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University, where he works and teaches in the areas of modern German history and European-American relations.

Mr. Berghahn has authored six books, including America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe (2001); Der Untergang des alten Europas, 1900-1929 (1999); Quest for Economic Empire (editor, 1996); Imperial Germany (1995); The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973 (1986); Modern Germany (1982); and Der Tirpitz-Plan (1971).

Mr. Berghahn received his M.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his PhD from the University of London. He taught in England and Germany before coming to Brown University in 1988, where he was the J. P. Birkelund Professor of History, and came to Columbia ten years later. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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