Professor of History and International Relations.
Igor Lukeš is a Czech historian who has been living in the United States since the 1970s. He teaches history and international relations at Boston University. In his scholarly work, he focuses on the history and politics of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as present-day Russia. He has written several books in English and Czech, including On the Edge of the Cold War; American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague, Rudolf Slansky: His Trials and Trial, and Ceskoslovensko mezi Stalinem a Hitlerem: Benesova cesta k Mnichovu. His book Czechoslovakia Between Stalin and Hitler: The Diplomacy of Edvard Benes in the 1930’s won the Boston Authors Club Award and the Kahn Award. He has also won the Central Intelligence Agency Award in 2012 for his contributions to intelligence literature.