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J. Laurence (Larry) Black

Distinguished Research Professor, Carleton, since 2007

Degrees:BA. (Mount Allison); MA (Boston U), Ph.D. (McGill)
Phone:(705) 252-0701

Research Interests

Current Russian affairs

Canadian-Russian Relations

Honours, Awards, Positions

At Carleton

Scholarly Achievement Award. History Department, 1980.

Scholarly Achievement Award. Faculty of Arts. May 1983.

Ontario Arts Council. Award for Merit, March 1984.

Scholarly Achievement Award. History Department, June 1984.

Ontario Arts Council. Award for Merit, March 1985.

Scholarly Achievement Award. Faculty of Arts, June 1986.

Scholarly Achievement Award. History Department, June 1988.

Arts Faculty Teaching Award for 1991/92, June 1992

Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship, Carleton, Faculty of Arts Award, 1994-1995.

Teaching Excellence Award, CUSA, 1997-98.

Director, Institute of Soviet & East European Studies, 1982-1990.

Director, Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations (CRCR), 1990 to present (Carleton to 2006, Laurentian University, 2006 to present).

Chair of Russian Department, 1984-85.

First Faculty member elected directly to Carleton’s Board of Governors.

Off-Campus Professional Related Activities

— Organizer and instructor, training sessions on USSR for CSIS (Canadian Security and Intelligence Service) recruits, 1980s.

— NATO Research Fellow, 1997-1999.

— Researcher on retainer, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 1990s.

— Briefing Sessions for: Department of National Defence; Department of Foreign Affairs; Export Development Canada; Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS); Canadian Defence Organizations, such as the Atlantic Council.

— Hearings, Canadian Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, 2002

— Organizer and participant in ‘Learning in Retirement’ courses on Russia and the New World Order offered through the CRCR in several Ontario locations, 2009 to the present.

Select Publications

Return of the Cold War. Ukraine, the West, and Russia. London, UK: Routledge, [forthcoming January 2016].

The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev. The Next Step Forward, or Merely a Time Out? London, UK: Routledge, 2015.

— Black’s War. From New Brunswick’s 8th Hussars to California’s Corlett’s ‘Long Knives’, 1940-44. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013. Edited with G. Perras.

— Russia After 2012: Continuity, Change, or Revolution? London, UK: Routledge, 2013. Edited with M. Johns.

— From Putin to Medvedev: Continuity or Change? Manotick: Penumbra Press 2009. Edited with M. Johns.

— The Gouzenko Affair. Canada and the Beginnings of Cold War Counter-Espionage, Manotick: Penumbra, 2006. Edited with M. Rudner.

— Vladimir Putin and the New World Order, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

— The Peasant Kingdom. Canada in the 19th Century Russian Imagination. Manotick: Penumbra, 2001.

— Russia Faces NATO Expansion, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.

— Canada in the Soviet Mirror. Ideology and Perception in Soviet Foreign Affairs, 1917-1991. Montreal: Carleton University & McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1998.