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Dennis Deletant

Ion Ratiu Romanian Scholar

Professional affiliation

Emeritus Professor of Romanian Studies, University College, London
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  • Cold War
  • Governance
  • History

Wilson Center Projects

US-Romanian Relations Since 1990

Full Biography

Dennis Deletant served as Visiting Ion Rațiu Professor of Romanian Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington DC from August 2011 to July 2020. He is Emeritus Professor of Romanian Studies at University College, London, where he taught in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, between 1969 and 2011 He was awarded ‘The Star of Romania’, Romania’s highest civilian honour, by President Klaus Iohannis on 26 October 2016 for his activity in the promotion of Romanian history, language and culture. He is the author of several monographs and volumes of studies on the recent history of Romania. His most recent study in English, Romania under Communism: Paradox and Degeneration, was published in 2019 (Oxford; New York: Routledge). An autobiographical memoir, In Search of Romania (London: Hurst Publishers), appeared in May 2022.

Major Publications

  • In Search of Romania (London: Hurst Publishers), April 2022.
  • Romania under Communism. Paradox and Degeneration (London and New York: Routledge, 2019
  • British Clandestine Activities in Romania during the Second World War (London: Palgrave, 2016)

Previous Terms

Former CWIHP scholar.