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East Central Europe, 1993-2023: Successes and Failures

Date: 30 March 2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Venue: Room 108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON M5S 3K7 and online on ZOOM

Professor Igor Lukes, historian and professor of history and international relations at Boston University, talks about the 30th anniversary of independent Czech Republic, Central Europe, Russia, both past and present.

This free event is hybrid.  Online attendees can tune in via Zoom.

Registration for both online and physical presence is required here: East Central Europe, 1993-2023: Successes and Failures Tickets, Thu, 30 Mar 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite


Prof. Igor Lukes

Prof. Igor Lukes

Prof. Lukes of Boston University writes primarily about Central Europe. His publications deal with the interwar period, the Cold War, and contemporary developments in East Central Europe and Russia. His scholarly articles have been published in eleven countries and in such periodicals as Journal of Contemporary History, Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Historie a vojenstvi, Studies in Intelligence, and Slavic Review. Lukes is the recipient of the Central Intelligence Agency 2012 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Literature on Intelligence and the 2000 Stanley Z. Pech Prize for his article The Rudolf Slansky Affair: New Evidence.

In 2018 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. He was the 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Initiate, and had Erasmus Mundus Grant in 2015 and a Fulbright Specialist Grant in 2014. He was a 2012 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the Bitton National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2004-05 he was a Fellow at The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His work has won the support of various other institutions, including Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, IREX, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1997, Lukes won the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching at Boston University.

Lukes is Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in Boston.

Co-Sponsored by Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies,  the Slavic Department, University of Toronto and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Toronto.