Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University, gave a talk entitled "Thinking the 20th Century" October 1, 2012 in Lewis Auditorium as part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.

Snyder began his talk by discussing his collaboration with Tony Judt, who worked on as many as three books in the time between his diagnosis of ASL (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and his death in August of 2010.

Snyder received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar. Before joining the faculty at Yale in 2001, he held fellowships in Paris and Vienna, and an Academy Scholarship at Harvard. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern East European political history.