Dr. David Dolff

Dr. David Dolff
Sessional Lecturer
Office: CLE B214

Honours BA (Waterloo), MA (LSE), PhD (Alberta)

Area of expertise

Foreign Policy of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, the Cold War, and European diplomacy before and during WWII

Office Hours

Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00, Thursdays 11:30 - 12:30 or by appointment.


I’m delighted to be teaching in this beautiful place surrounded by so many wonderful people! My general area of study is the international history of the modern world. I have an Honours BA in History, with a Russian and East European Studies Option from the University of Waterloo, an MA in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in History from the University of Alberta, with a focus on the foreign policy of the USSR. My primary interest lies in examining the root causes of current international and civil conflicts, with particular attention to the post-Soviet space, as well as the role of the international community and institutions such as the UN in current affairs. I have taught a number of courses related to these types of issues, and look forward to doing more in the future.


Further information on the courses Dr. Dolff teaches here.