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Ian Johnson

Assistant Professor of Military History | The University of Notre Dame | Class of 2016-2017
Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson is the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University, where he also teaches in the Department of History. Born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, he received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 2009. He then served as a professional cartographer and consultant before beginning his doctoral work at the Ohio State University. He received his MA degree in history there in 2012. He completed his Ph.D. in 2016, with a dissertation that explored secret military cooperation between the Soviet Union and Germany in the interwar period. He is the editor of a forthcoming book, The White Nights: Pages from a Russian Doctor’s Notebook (Bowen Press Books, March 2018), and author of the soon-to-be released The Faustian Bargain: Secret Soviet-German Military Cooperation in the Interwar Period (Oxford University Press, March 2019).