In this lecture on the topic "Napoleon III - The Father of Modern France", the senior Napoleonic scholar in the USA Alan Strauss-Schom, will discuss the life and times of Napoleon III, and the significance of the Second Empire, 1852-1870. Alan Strauss-Schom will give a further lecture on the topic "Who was Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I)? on May, 24.
Alan M Strauss-Schom is an American-born historian and biographer. He received an A.B. in French/ European History from University of California, Berkeley, a Ph.D at Durham University (England), School of Oriental Studies. He taught French and Modern European History at Southern Connecticut State University and at the University of California, Riverside. He served as the President and Founder of the French Colonial Historical Society (1974–76), and founded its research journal, French Colonial Studies. He was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution in 1984. In 1997 prepared two published reports for the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (Los Angeles) on the actions of the Swiss Government to prevent Jewish refugees during World War II from entering or residing in that country.
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