Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea
Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States and the imperial riches of St. Petersburg on this six-country cruise aboard Le Boréal featuring a presentation by the former president of Poland.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
What an incredible journey! The Baltic Sea in surrounding countries have a rich history few of us realize. My eyes have been opened to the experiences of the peoples of this region through Smithsonian.”
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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 eleven 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.