Political Transition in East-Central Europe and the End of the Cold War, 1988-1991
Professor Csaba Békés
October 13, 2015 · 12-1PM
Fayerweather Hall Room 411
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About the speaker
Csaba Békés is the Istvan Deak Visiting Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the Research Chair at the Center of Social Sciences in the Institute for Political Science at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; the Founding Director of the Cold War History Research Center, Budapest (www.coldwar.hu); and Professor of History at Corvinus University of Budapest Institute of International Studies.
Professor Békés’s research interests include Cold War History, East–West relations, the history of détente, Hungary’s international relations after World War II, the role of the East Central European states in the Cold War, and political transition in East Central Europe. He is a Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014), has a Habilitation (Dr. habil.) from the University of Pécs, Hungary (2009), a Ph.D. from Janus Pannonius University of Pécs, Hungary (1998), a University Doctor’s Degree (Dr. Univ.) from József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary (1989), and a degree from József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary (1983).