Russia, Technology History Professor Available To Discuss Chernobyl


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Texas A&M University history professor Jonathan Coopersmith is available to discuss Chernobyl in the areas of the history of the event, the aftermath, political fallout, etc., to coincide with the recent release of the HBO series Chernobyl. Episode three of the five-part miniseries premieres Monday, May 20.

“I am a historian of technology who was researching early Russian electrification at Moscow State University when Chernobyl occurred,” Coopersmith said. “In addition to a scholarly perspective on the political importance of Chernobyl in Soviet history and the history of nuclear power, I have a first-person perspective of an American living in Moscow during that period.”

Coopersmith is professor in the Department of History at Texas A&M University. He specializes in the history of technology, Russia and the Soviet Union. Coopersmith’s academic honors include being named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished contributions to the history and philosophy of science and technology.

Episode three of the five-part miniseries premiers Monday, May 20.

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