“Other entrepreneurs…quickly went boom and bust as the Czech economy privatized. But Kellner focused on making political friends, Lukes says, ‘because it was the only way to defend your profits.'”
“Fear of people more powerful than them and political opportunism prevailed over the truth.”
Professor Lukes provides background on and interviews the daughter of Rudolf Slánský, general secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and a life-long Stalinist.
“Taking the public into a maze of mutually exclusive conspiracy theories is a more effective tool of public opinion manipulation than the old-fashioned disinformation.”
Professor Lukes discusses the failures of the Trump presidency, what led him to the office, and his legacy.
Professor Lorenz Lüthi joined Pardee School professors to discuss his book Cold Wars: Asia, The Middle East, Europe.
Professor Lukes discussed the United States presidential election and the challenges that both President Trump and President-elect Biden will soon face.
Prof. Lukes discusses the U.S. presidential election, how it has effected the country, and who the immediate winners and losers are.
Professor Lukes discussed what has changed under President Trump’s leadership and how he has fulfilled the wishes of Kremlin strategists.
Professor Lukes discusses everything from the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to President Trump contracting COVID-19.
“It was a primitive free-for-all, full of anger and aggression, a cacophony of half-truths and lies.”
Professor Igor Lukes discusses recent international protests against police violence and the destruction of monuments to historical figures.
Professor Igor Lukes discussed the various effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on American society in a recent interview.
Professor Igor Lukes recently published an op-ed outlining the evolution of U.S. intelligence agencies and the future of intelligence gathering efforts.
Professor Igor Lukes and Professor William Grimes have been awarded the 2020 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Prize for Faculty Excellence at the BU Pardee School.
Professor Igor Lukes publishes OpEd in Lidove Noviny on “Trump’s War with Coronavirus.”
The Center for the Study of Europe launches a series of video interviews with Boston-based Consuls General from Europe – Solidarity at the Time of COVID-19.
Prof. Igor Lukes discusses the recently revealed conversation between United States President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Prof. Igor Lukes was one of 30 people asked to reflect on the Velvet Revolutions of 1989 for a recent article.
Prof. Igor Lukes presented a paper entitled “The Year 1989 as a Miracle in the History of the Cold War.”