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Ivan Berend elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
May 6, 2015

A native of Hungary and a former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Berend has been on the faculty of UCLA’s history department since 1990. The author of more than 30 books, Berend specializes in European economic history from the 19th century through to the present day. His recent books include “Europe in Crisis: Bolt from the Blue?” (Routledge, 2013); “An Economic History of 19th Century Europe: Diversity and Industrialization” (Cambridge University Press, 2013); “Europe Since 1980” (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and “From the Soviet Bloc to the European Union: The Economic and Social Transformation of Central and Eastern Europe Since 1973” (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Berend also is the author of a 2009 memoir.