Nick Hayes
 Nick Hayes
 University Chair in Critical Thinking
 Quad 451
 Saint John's University
 Collegeville, MN  56321



Nick Hayes, Ph.D. is a Professor of History and currently holds the Saint Johnís University Chair in Critical Thinking.  He has received awards from the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Fulbright Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.

 Nick is a popular commentator on international affairs for public radio and television.  His writings have appeared in a wide range of publications for the scholarly Slavic Review to the popular Interview Magazine.  His recent articles and photography have appeared in The Moscow Times, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Interview Magazine, Newsweek International, and
On Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), Nick is a regularly featured commentator for the daily public affairs program Midday on issues ranging from political turmoil in post-communist Europe to the war in Iraq.  He has appeared on PBSís The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Religion and Ethics News Weekly.  Nickís radio commentaries have been heard on NPRís Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Public Radio Internationalís Marketplace.  He received an Emmy in 1991 for his work on TPTís special report ďTelevision and Democracy in Russia

Nick is a contributing writer for  For his most recent articles and an archive of past writing, visit  He is currently at work on his next book, "Looking for Leningrad: My Russian Stories."  For his upcoming speaking engagements and events, visit Upcoming Talks