Ronald Tiersky

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Ronald Tiersky (born 1944) is the Joseph B. Eastman Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.[1] He has held the position of Director at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies center in Bologna, Italy, and the Institute of Current World Affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is the general editor of the "Europe Today" series at Rowman & Littlefield publishers.

Educated in the U.S. and France, Tiersky has written widely on French and European affairs, and on American foreign policy.


His books include François Mitterrand: A Very French President (2003), Euro-Scepticism (2001), France in the New Europe (1994), Ordinary Stalinism (1985), and French Communism 1920-1972 (1974).

His articles and editorials have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York Review of Books, The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Le Point, Libération, and the Wall Street Journal (Europe).


  1. ^ Taylor, Paul (28 September 2010). "Austerity protests may curb euro zone reform". Reuters. Retrieved 7 May 2011.