Smithsonian Journeys Experts
Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is a professor of history at Purdue University, where he teaches courses on the European World. He has published twelve books and given public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences across North America and central Europe. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS). His latest book, Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies (2009) presents a narrative of the Balkan wars prepared by an international consortium of Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and Western scholars. In addition, Charles' Iberian and Italian heritage has inspired a lifelong fascination with the western Mediterranean and the Spanish and Portuguese colonial empires.
What Our Travelers Say
- Alejandrina D., Treasures of Southern Spain and Portugal
He is a great professor and also has a good sense of humor. His lectures were very, very interesting and well presented.