UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Farewell to Dr Pete Duncan

5 April 2021

Pete Duncan

We would like to inform you that Dr Pete Duncan has retired as an Associate Professor of Russian Politics and Society at the end of March. Pete writes:

"I came to SSEES in 1988 as a lecturer and in 1996 was promoted to Senior Lecturer (later designated Associate Professor) in Russian Politics and Society. I was head of the Department of Social Sciences twice, chaired the Postgraduate Research Board, headed the centennial celebrations, ran the Post-Soviet Press Group and upgraded our Careers operation. Before the merger with UCL, I was Treasurer and then President of the SSEES branch of the Association of University Teachers (predecessor of UCU). So far while at SSEES I have published seven books. For me, retirement does not mean leaving SSEES. I hope to finish my book on Russian foreign policy and, beyond that, have further research plans. I remain Honorary Co-President of SSEES Alumni and will be supervising my research students for some years, as well as continuing work on the editorial board of the Slavonic and East European Review."