Education1963 Grinnell College, B.A.
1965 Brandeis University, M.A.
1968 Brandeis University, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtHistory of the Middle Ages
The Second World War
Narcotic Drugs in Modern Society
Professional and Community Activities:Dr. Parssinen has published Secret Passions, Secret Remedies: Narcotic Drugs and British Society, 1820-1930, and Webs of Smoke: Smugglers, Warlords, Spies and the History of the International Drug Trade.
Using memoirs and recently discovered documents, Dr. Parssinen has
published the first-ever book on the little-known plot that collapsed
following the Munich conference of 1938: The Oster Conspiracy of 1938: The Unknown Story of the Military Plot to Kill Hitler and Avert World War II.