Dominic Lieven is Professor of Russian Government and Coordinator of the MSc in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard in 1973-74, a Humboldt Fellow in Germany, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University and Harvard. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001.
His research interests include: comparative imperial history, problems of political stability on the European periphery 1860-1939, and Russia's confrontation with Napoleon 1807-14. His most recent book is entitled Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals (John Murray/Yale University Press, 2000), and his current project is A History of Russia's Confrontation with Napoleon:1807-14.