Professor Dominic Lieven is co-head of the Russia Studies Programme and a Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He is also Professor of Russian History and Head of the International History Department at the LSE.
Professor Lieven graduated first in his class of 1973 in history from Cambridge University and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard in 1973/4. Subsequently, he has been inter alia a Humboldt Fellow in Germany, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University and Harvard. He joined the LSE in 1978, became a professor in 1993 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001. He was Head of theGovernment Department from 2001-4 and transferred to become the Head of Department of International History at the LSE in 2009. Between 2006 and 2009 he held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.