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John Lampe

Professor Emeritus
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Professor Lampe has co-authored one new book and is proceeding with two further projects. With Emeritus Professor Lenard Cohen, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Canada, Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans: From Postconflict Struggles Toward European Integration, was published in October 2011 by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The John Hopkins University Press. Nearing completion in 2012 is an edited volume, with Professor Constantin Iordachi of Budapest’s Central European University and a group of younger Balkan historians. Battling over the Balkans: Questions and Controversies, under contract to the CEU Press. A second project is a revised and expanded Second Edition of his Balkans into Southeastern Europe: A Century of War and Transition (London: Palgrave, 2006), due for completion in 2013. Having previously translated his Yugoslavia as History, Twice there was a Country, 2nd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2000) into Serbian, Belgrade’s Dan Graf publisher is currently preparing a translation of Embracing Democracy in the Western Balkans. Beginning with Balkan Economic History, 1550-1950 (Indiana University Press, 1982), he has published four other books and numerous journal articles on Balkan issues past and present, while also commenting on current affairs for American radio and television.

Professor Lampe served as Director of the East European Studies program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington from 1987 to 1997. He was a Fellow at the Center in 2003-4 and and has been a Senior Scholar there since 2007. He joined the Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs in 2010. A Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State from 1964 to 1967, he was Adjunct Chair of Southeast European Area Studies at its Foreign Service Institute from 1980 to 1988. He served as Chair of the Department of History at the University of Maryland from 1997 to 2003 and has continued there as Professor of History until retiring in December 2012.