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Allen H. Kassoff

Dr. Kassoff, a soviet specialist, lS the Founding and Executive Director of the International Research and Exchange Board based in Princeton, New Jersey. The Board is the primary channel for U. S.-Soviet scholarly exchange. Today, IREX conducts advanced research exchange programs with Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, USSR, and Yugoslavia.

Dr. Kassoff has earned an MA in International Studies and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard. He is an internationally recognized authority in his field who has at various times been a witness for the U. S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, a member of the President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies, and a U. S. Delegate to the Budapest Cultural Forum.

He is the author of The Soviet Youth Program: Regimentation and Rebellion as well as chapters in books and numerous articles on sociology, political systems, science, diplomacy, and education.


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