Smithsonian Journeys Experts
Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is professor emeritus of history at Purdue University, where he has taught a broad range of courses on the European world and its overseas empires. He has published thirteen books and given over a hundred public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences on five continents. His scholarship has been published in seven European languages. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS).
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.
- Smithsonian Journeys Traveler
I felt that if I had a question about history, politics, etc. I could ask Charles, and always got a knowledgeable answer. He is remarkable, and a pleasant guy as well.