Jennifer Siegel

Bruce R. Kuniholm Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy

Jennifer Siegel specializes in modern European diplomatic and military history, with a focus on the British and Russian Empires. She is the author of For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars (Oxford University Press: 2014)  and Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (I.B. Tauris, 2002), which won the 2003 AAASS Barbara Jelavich Prize. She has published articles on intelligence history, and co-edited Intelligence and Statecraft : The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (Praeger, 2005). Professor Siegel teaches classes on European diplomatic and military history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, international relations, comparative empires, modern intelligence history, the origins of wars, and the history of oil.  Her current research projects include: 1) an exploration of the diplomacy of the First World War; 2) a project on the Rothschilds and the early Russian oil industry; and 3) a book on civilian intelligence in occupied Belgium during the First World War.

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