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Ivan Berend Receives 2018-2019 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award
March 5, 2019

Congratulations to Ivan Berend, who has been awarded the prestigious 2018 – 2019 Edward A. Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award for outstanding contributions since retirement. Created by a gift endowment from the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946, the Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award honors outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and/or educational service (e.g. service in professional, University, Academic Senate, emeriti, departmental, or editorial posts or committees) performed at UCLA by an emeritus or emerita professor since retirement.

Ivan Berend, Distinguished Research Professor of History, has been internationally renowned for more than six decades for his scholarship on European History. Born in Budapest in 1930, he was interned at the age of fourteen at the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau. Ivan later became Professor of Economic History at Budapest University, Rector of that University, and President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Of his 35 authored books, 14 have been published since Ivan’s arrival at UCLA in 1990 and his books have been translated into fourteen languages. While at UCLA, Ivan served as the Director of the Center for European and Eurasian Studies for twelve years. He has been elected to ten national academies and received multiple honorary doctorates. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since his retirement in 2015, he has continued teaching on recall and has an astonishing four books published or in press. They include, A History of the European Union: A New Perspective (2016); Against European Integration. The European Union and its Discontents (2019 forthcoming); and, Populist Demagogues in Modern European Politics,1910-2018 (2019 forthcoming). His broad historical knowledge, his masterful teaching, and his administrative skills, not to mention his cosmopolitan charm, have all contributed greatly to the UCLA academic community.