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      Dr Brown holds a Ph.D. in International History from the University of Surrey, and a M. A. in central and eastern European studies from the School Of Slavonic and East European Studies (S.S.E.E.S.) at the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (F.R.Hist.S.), and a member of the New Diplomatic History Network.He is the Associate Dean for Research at Richmond, and a section editor in History for the Open Library of the Humanities.The primary focus of his recent research has been European diplomatic history. He is currently studying British foreign policy during the era of Détente leading up to the Helsinki Final Act of 1975.

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      Books:2011:  Slovakia in History, Cambridge University Press, editor with Professors Mikuláš Teich (Cambridge) and Dušan Kováč (Bratislava), 2011. [Paperback released 2013]2008: Jak se jedná s demokraty: Britské ministerstvo zahraničí a československá emigrace ve Velké Británii, 1939-1945, Beta Dobrovský & Ševčík, 2008.2006: Dealing with Democrats. The British Foreign Office’s relations with the Czechoslovak émigrés in Great Britain, 1939-1945, Peter Lang, 2006.Articles & book chapters  Forthcoming:In production (Submitted October 2016):With Dr Angela Romano, ‘Executors or creative deal-makers? The role of the diplomats in the making of the Helsinki CSCE’, in peer reviewed volume from the conference Helsinki 40 Years After: International Reordering and Societal Change, 1975-1990, organised by Sorbonne Paris (December 2015)Submitted July 2015:  ‘‘The Czechoslovak Government in Exile and the legacy of population transfers: The Origins of a Concept and the Evolution of an English Language Discourse’, in peer reviewed and edited volume from conference Czechoslovakia and the other occupied nations in London: The Story of the Exile Revisited after Seventy Years, held at Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague (June 2013)2014: ‘The Foreign Office’s attitude towards the Governments and Committees in Exile in Great Britain during the Second World War’, in Radek Zurawski vel Grajewski (ed.), Governments without Territory. Structures of Power in Exile, Wydawnictwo DiG, Warsaw, 2014, pp. 329-48. [In Polish] 2013:  ‘Is ‘Transfer’ merely a euphemism for ‘Ethnic                                   Cleansing’? The Origins of a Concept and the Evolution of an English Language Discourse’], in                                                                              Václav Houžvicka (ed.), The Transfers of the                                                                                              Germans from Czechoslovakia, 65 Years Later,                                                                                           EKR, Brno, 2013, pp. 28-45. [In Czech]                         2012:                                                              ‘A very British vision of Détente: The United Kingdom’s foreign policy during the Helsinki process, 1969–1975’, in F. Bozo, M. P.Rey, N. Piers Ludlow and B. Rother (eds.), Overcoming the Iron Curtain: Visions of the End of the Cold War in Europe, 1945–1990, Berghahn books, 2012, pp.139-56. CONFERENCE PAPERS  2015:                                                             With Dr Angela Romano, European University Institute, ‘Executors or creative deal-makers? The role of the diplomats in the making of the Helsinki CSCE’, Helsinki 40 Years After: International Reordering and Societal Change, 1975-1990, Sorbonne, Paris, December 2015, ‘Pro-détente versus anti-détente camps: British public opinion, foreign policy and the CSCE, 1969–1975’, Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe, Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Labour History (SSLH) and Liverpool University Press, Queen’s University Belfast, April 2015 2014:                                                              ‘Federations and population transfers: British proposals for the reconstruction of post-war Central Europe and the challenges of implementation, 1939-45’ at the conference The UN and the Post-War Global Order: Dumbarton Oaks in Perspective after 70 years, SOAS, 17 May 2014. 2013:                                                              With Dr Angela Romano, LSE, ‘The Diplomatic Culture of the CSCE, 1972-1975: A Prosopographical Study’, Reframing Diplomacy: New Diplomatic History in the Benelux and Beyond, University of Leiden, September 2013. BLOGS:                                                          ‘1975 and all that’, History Matters, Department of History, University of Sheffield, 20 June 2016 ‘Forty years later, the signing of the Helsinki Final Act continues to have an impact on European security’, London School of Economics EUROBLOG, with Dr Angela Romano, University of Glasgow, 15 August 2015 ‘The battle for history: why Europe should resist the temptation to rewrite its own communist past’, LSE EUROBLOG, June 25, 2015 ‘Kingsman pokes fun at Bond – but the spy is more powerful than ever’, The Conversation, 29 January 2015 ‘Ukraine crisis is nothing like invasions of Czechoslovakia’, The Conversation, 4 April 2014. 

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