Edward Lucas

Garbės daktaras / Honorary Doctor (Suteiktas vardas 2014-11-20)

Edward Lucas (born on 3 May 1962) is a senior editor at The Economist, the world’s foremost newsweekly. His expertise includes energy security, espionage, Russian foreign and security policy and the politics and economics of Eastern Europe. In 2008, he wrote The New Cold War, a far-sighted telling about Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In 2011, he published Deception, a work of investigative journalism. At the moment Lucas is preparing a book on East-West espionage. He also contributed to books on religion and media ethics.

An experienced broadcaster, public speaker and moderator, Edward Lucas has given public lectures at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious universities. He is a regular contributor to the BBC’s Today and Newsnight programs, and to NPR, CNN and Sky News.  He is regularly cited by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 Twitterati.

For many years, while working as a foreign correspondent, he was based in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Moscow and the Baltic states.  He is currently based in London as the editor of the international column at The Economist. Lucas’ weekly column for European Voice (Brussels) has appeared since 2005; he also writes for The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Foreign Policy and Standpoint.

As well as working for The Independent, the BBC and The Sunday Times, Edward Lucas also co-founded an English-language weekly in Tallinn, Estonia: the Baltic Independent.  His undergraduate degree is from the London School of Economics and he speaks five foreign languages – German, Russian, Polish, Czech and Lithuanian.