Thomas Weber, born in 1974 in Hagen, Germany, is a distinguished Professor of History & International Affairs at the University of Aberdeen, a position he has held since 2013. His scholarly path led him from the University of Münster to an MSt and DPhil in Modern History from the University of Oxford. Weber is notable for his focus on international security, governance, and historical research, with esteemed positions in institutes around the world, including the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the University of Toronto. His significant contributions to literature include »Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi« (2017) and »Hitler’s First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War« (2010), both critically acclaimed and translated into multiple languages. Among his recognitions, Weber’s work has been awarded the Arthur Goodzeit Book Award and the Duc d’Arenberg History Prize and been shortlisted for the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography.