Karl SCHLÖGEL is a Professor Emeritus and an author from Berlin. He studied Philosophy, East European History, and Sociology at Free University in Berlin, where he, in 1981, received his Ph.D. in Sociology. Professor Schlögel was the Chair of East European History at the University of Konstanz (1990-1995) and later, at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder (1995-2013). Throughout his career, he was a fellow in Budapest, Oxford, Uppsala, Vienna, and Los Angeles. Professor Schlögel is a member of the German Academy of Language and Literature as well as the Orden pour le Mérite. His recent published books include Moscow 1937 (2013) in many languages, In Space We Read Time: On the History of Civilization and Geopolitics (2016), and Ukraine. A Nation on the Borderland (2018) in Ukrainian and Russian. For his books he received numerous awards including the Charles Veillon Prize in 1990, the Anna Krüger Preis of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 1998, the Sigmund Freud Preis of the German Academy of Language and Literature in 2004, the Lessing Preis of the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg in 2005, the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding in 2009, the prize of the Historisches Kolleg in 2016, and the Leipzig book price for non-fiction in 2018.