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Igor Lukes

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Igor Lukes

Lukes is University Professor and professor of international relations & history at Boston University. His books include Ceskoslovensko nad propasti (2014); On the Edge of the Cold War (2012), Rudolf Slansky (2006), Ceskoslovensko mezi Stalinem a Hitlerem (1999), Czechoslovakia Between Stalin and Hitler (1996). He is a co-author and co-editor of The Munich Conference, 1938: Prelude to World War II (1999), Inside the Apparat (1990), and Gorbachev’s USSR: A System in Crisis (1990). 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. The book on Benes won the Boston Authors Club Award as well as the Kahn Award in 1996.


  • University Professor and Professor of International Relations & History, Boston University
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University