Chandler Rosenberger is Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology at Brandeis University and chair of Brandeis’s International and Global Studies programme. A historical sociologist specialising in the cultural foundations of politics, he is especially interested in the intellectual roots of political revolutions, especially nationalist movements. From 1992 to 1994, he covered the collapse of Czechoslovakia and the war in Yugoslavia as a journalist and as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs. He has written about post-Communist Central Europe for scholarly journals and for such publications as Critical Review, Human Rights Watch, World Policy Journal, and the Wall Street Journal. He is now writing an intellectual biography of former Czech dissident and president, Václav Havel.