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Liviu Taranu

Short-term Scholar, Romanian Cultural Institute Scholar


    June 4, 2018 — August 24, 2018

    Professional affiliation

    PhD in History, National Council for the Study of Securitate Archives, Bucharest, Romania

    Wilson Center Projects

    Repression and Intelligence. Securitate and the Mechanisms of Power in Romania (1948-1989)

    Full Biography

    Liviu Taranu is a Romanian historian, a graduate of the Faculty of History of "Al. I. Cuza," Iaşi (1998), and holds a doctorate in history (2006). He is the author of a doctoral thesis on Romania in the Council for Reciprocal Economic Aid (1949-1965). Since 2000, he works as a counselor at the National Council for the Study of Security Archives. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of the Romanian Revolution and coordinator of the Research Center of the European Foundation Titulescu.

    He is the author of dozens of studies on the history of Romanian communism, author volumes and volumes published in collaboration.

    He is editor of the "CNSAS Caietele", a journal published in 2008, which publishes studies on the history of the Securitate and the Communist regime in Romania

    Major Publications

    Securitatea. 1948-1989, vol. I, Târgoviște,Cetatea de Scaun Publishing House, 2016; 477 p. (with Florian Banu)

    Securitatea și intelectualii în România anilor ’80 (Security and intellectuals in Romania of the 80s,) Targoviste, Cetatea de Scaun Publishing House, 2013

    "Pe luna decembrie nu mi-am făcut planul…”. Românii în „epoca de aur”. Corespondență din anii ’80, ("On December I did not make my plan ...". Romanians in the "golden age". Correspondence from the 80s), Cetatea de Scaun Publishing House, Târgovişte, 2012.