Alexander Dallin

Alexander Dallin

The late Professor Alexander Dallin served as Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, in the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) at Stanford University. (It has been renamed the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, adding an E to the acronym). He was married to Gail W. Lapidus, a person who shared his encyclopedic knowledge of eastern Europe and who served as senior fellow at IIS and Professor of Political Science. Dallin was frequently present in open-to-the-public CREES seminars on campus where his expertise and talent was shared. The Faculty Senate at Stanford reported that Dallin, "...chaired virtually every major committee in the field and was a long-term Board Member and President of the AAASS, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies."

Dallin studied at Harvard and worked on a project interviewing emigrees from the Soviet Union. The program evaluated the workings of the Soviet government based of reports of those interviewed. He worked in the Russian Institute at Columbia University before coming to Stanford. He published many works and received the Wolfson History Prize.

David Holloway and Norman Naimark edited a book in honor of Dr. Dallin, "Reexamining the Soviet experience: essays in honor of Alexander Dallin" (ISBN 0-8133-8954-2) published in 1996.

Dallin died on July 22,2000 at 76 years of age. He had arrived in the United States in 1940. He was born May 21,1924, in Germany.

Published works (partial list)

*"Black Box: KAL007 and the Superpowers", (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1985).
*Alexander Dallin and Condoleezza Rice, eds., "The Gorbachev era", (Stanford, California: Stanford Alumni Association, 1986).
*"German Rule in Russia: 1941-1945", Octagon Books: 1990.
*"Between totalitarianism and pluralism", (New York: Garland Publishing, 1992).


* "Obituaries: Alexander Dallin, 76, Ex-Stanford Scholar," "San Jose Mercury News", July 26, 2000.
* Ancestry Library web site http:\
* "Memorial Resolution: Alexander Dallin," (SenD#5220), Stanford Faculty Senate, July 2000.
* United States Library of Congress catalog.
* "79: Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series", Gale Group, 1999.

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