November 6 (Fri) - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Yanni Kotsonis
Professor of History, Russian & Slavic Studies, New York University

Encina Hall West, Room 219

During this seminar, Professor Kotsonis will discuss his recent book, States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic (2014).  The discussion will focus on the introduction, “A Short History of Taxes: Russia and the World from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries,” as well as chapters 5 and 6, “Mass Taxation in the Age of the Individual: The New Personal Taxation in Russia and the World” and “The Income Tax as Modern Government: Assessment, Self-Assessment, and Mutual Surveillance,” which will be pre-circulated.

Yanni Kotsonis is professor of history at New York University. He is founding director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. His recent book, States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic (2014) was awarded the Wallace K. Ferguson Prize of the Canadian Historical Association. He has fathered three tax exemptions.

 

Open to Stanford affiliates.