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Director Padraic Kenney oversees the LLC including academics, programming, and budgets. He works with various student groups and officers and helps to coordinate visiting alumni, scholars, and artists. He works closely with the Board of Educational Programming (BOEP) to choose Collins seminars every semester as well as arrange fireside chats, professor dinners, and similar events.
Dr. Kenney received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and is a professor in the Departments of History and International Studies. He researches how groups of people and individuals survive, resist, and protest in hostile environments. He’s particularly interested in the dynamics of communist societies, especially Poland. He has published a number of books, most recently Dance in Chains: Political Imprisonment in the Modern World (Oxford, 2017).