Igor Lukeš is a Professor of International Relations and History, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Associate, The Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University; Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
His publications include On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague; Rudolf Slánský: His trials and Trial; and Czechoslovakia Between Stalin and Hitler: The Diplomacy of Edvard Beneš in the 1930s.
Lukeš 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 Slánský Affair: New Evidence.
The book on Beneš won the Boston Authors Club Award as well as the Kahn Award in 1996.
He serves as Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic in New England. He hopes to assist the new SVU Executive Board team in creating a vibrant network of Czech and Slovak academics and professionals.
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