Dennis Deletant on Ceaușescu's Spy Games in the U.S.
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About The Event
After we have explored the multi-faceted reality of pro- and anti-Americanism in the company of PEN Romania President, Radu Vancu, the LEON FERARU CONFERENCES ONLINE continue with a conversation with Professor DENNIS DELETANT, one of the biggest names of Romanian historiography in the Western world. Professor Deletant, who has recently published a monumental history of Romanian communism, reviews the spy games of Ceaușescu’s feared Securitate in the United States as part of the grand scheme of the Romanian-American relations during the last decades of the Cold War.
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DENNIS DELETANT is the Visiting Ratiu Professor of Romanian Studies at Georgetown University. He is Emeritus Professor of Romanian Studies at University College London (UCL), where he taught at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies between 1969 and 2011, and was Professor of Romanian Studies at the University of Amsterdam between 2003 and 2010. Dennis Deletant was appointed to the board of the British Government’s Know-How Fund for Central and Eastern Europe in 1990 and was actively involved in its work in Romania and in the Republic of Moldova until 1999. For this service he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1995. In 2016, he was awarded the National Order of the Star of Romania for his contribution to Romanian studies. He is the author of several monographs on Romanian history, among them Ceauşescu and the Securitate: Coercion and Dissent in Romania, 1965-89 (London, 1995; New York, 1995), Romania under Communist Rule (Bucharest, 1998), Communist Terror in Romania: Gheorghiu-Dej and the Police State, 1948-1965 (London, New York, 1999), Hitler’s Forgotten Ally. Ion Antonescu and his Regime, Romania, 1940-1944 (London, 2006), and British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War (London, 2016). His most recent study, Romania under Communism: Paradox and Degeneration, was published by Routlegde (Oxford, New York) in January 2019.