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
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
to the popular Interview Magazine. His recent articles and
photography have appeared in The Moscow Times, Star Tribune,
Pioneer Press, Interview Magazine, Newsweek International,
On Minnesota Public Radio
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.Ē
Nick is a contributing
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