Edward Lucas Keynote Speaker

  • Independent Expert in European and Transatlantic security
  • Author of ‘Cyberphobia’ and ‘The New Cold War’ and ‘The Snowden Operation’
  • Award Winning Journalist, Political Commentator and Broadcaster

Edward Lucas's Biography

Edward Lucas brings a wealth of experience and a sharp and insightful take on the key issues affecting international security today.   His expertise also includes energy, cyber-security, espionage, information warfare and Russian foreign and security policy

He is also an acclaimed author and versatile speaker.   He gives keynote speeches, moderates conference sessions and takes part in panel discussions at high-level international events.

Formerly a senior editor at The Economist, the world’s foremost newsweekly, he is now a senior vice-president at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He writes a weekly column in the London Times.    He concluded his time at The Economist as the editor responsible for the daily news app Espresso.  He also wrote a weekly syndicated column that has appeared in English and other languages since 2005.

In 1992 he co-founded an English-language weekly in Tallinn, Estonia: the Baltic Independent.  For many years a foreign correspondent, he was based in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Moscow and the Baltic states. He now lives in London.

In 2008 he wrote the  The New Cold War, a prescient account of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, followed in 2011 by Deception, an investigative account of east-west espionage. His latest book is Cyberphobia.

An experienced broadcaster,  he is a regular contributor to the BBC’s Today and Newsnight programmes, and to NPR, CNN and Sky News.   Edward has given public lectures at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities.

Lucas is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations. He was also the first foreigner to receive an Estonian electronic identity card. He studied economics at the London School of Economics and Polish at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He speaks five languages — German, Russian, Polish, Czech and Lithuanian.

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Videos of Edward Lucas

New Cold War and how to win it
New Cold War and how to win it
Eastern Europe: An outdated concept
Eastern Europe: An outdated concept
Cyberphobia a conversation with Edward Lucas
Cyberphobia a conversation with Edward Lucas

Blogs & Articles

Books by Edward Lucas

Spycraft Rebooted: How Technology is Changing Espionage
Cyberphobia, Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet
The New Cold War, Putin’s Threat to Russia and the West
The Snowden Operation, Inside the West's Greatest Intelligence Disaster
Deception, Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West

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