Professor Stephen G. Gross is jointly appointed in the Department of History and the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU. After working for several years as an economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington DC, he completed his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley where he subsequently lectured with the International and Area Studies Program. In his research and teaching, Dr. Gross is interested in 20th century Germany, European unification, European and international political economy, energy policy, and international relations. Dr. Gross' first book project—Export Empire: German Soft Power in Southeastern Europe, 1890–1945—explores the relationship between imperialism, economic development, and cultural exchange from the perspective of non-state actors such as trade fairs, research institutes, and professional exchange programs. He has also published on a variety of economic themes in German and European history in Central European History, Contemporary European History, German Politics and Society, and Eastern European Politics and Society, as well as in various book chapters. Dr. Gross currently serves as the Director of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.