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Dr Luc-André Brunet


Dr Luc-André Brunet is the Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS and Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Programme. He is also Book Review Editor for the journal Cold War History and acts as Managing Editor for LSE IDEAS Reports.

Luc earned his PhD in International History at LSE in 2014 for which he was awarded a SSHRC doctoral fellowship.  His thesis, ‘The New Industrial Order: Vichy, Steel, and the Origins of the Monnet Plan, 1940-1946’, explores the emergence of the Cold War in France and the institutional and personal continuities from Vichy France to the post-war Fourth Republic and the European Coal and Steel Community. 

Before starting at LSE, Luc completed his Master of Arts in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at l’Université Libre de Bruxelles and Carleton University (Ottawa).  As an undergraduate, he studied Humanities at Carleton and History at Sciences Po (Paris).  He was also chercheur invité at the Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po in 2013. 

Luc currently teaches 'Crisis Decision-Making in War and Peace, 1914-2003' (HY400) in the International History Department at LSE.  He is also course organiser for the joint LSE-Sciences Po Contemporary International History Seminar (HY510) and Academic Officer for the Philippe Roman Chair.

Areas of expertise:

Twentieth-century Europe, with particular emphasis on:

  • European integration and the Cold War
  • French economic and foreign policy
  • Vichy France and the Second World War
  • Transatlantic relations


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