Department of Central Eurasian Studies
László Borhi is the Peter A. Kadas Chair and associate professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at the IU Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He has previously worked at the Institute of History at the Center for Humanities in Budapest, where he is a scientific counselor. Borhi held a fellowship at the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D. C., as well as the Nobel Institute in Oslo and the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Borhi was a Fulbright Guest professor at Dartmouth College and Indiana University. His books include “Hungary in the Cold War” (CEU Press, 2004) and “Dealing With Dictators” (Indiana University Press, 2016). He received the Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 2006 and the Pataki Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2018.
Areas of Expertise
History and theory of international politics; East Central Europe in international politics; Soviet-American rivalry in East Central Europe in the Cold War; totalitarianism in East Central Europe; modern and contemporary Hungary.