Audrius Rickus

Office Hours: By appointment.

Field & Specialties

20th Century International History
U.S. Foreign Relations, 1914-Present
History and Theory of Nationalism


M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the University of Texas at Austin, 2020.

Master's degree in Economic Law (Maîtrise universitaire en droit), Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), 2018.

B.A. in Politics and History (Diplôme du collège universitaire), Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), 2016.


I am a fourth year doctoral student, specializing in International History. I graduated from Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) in 2018 and obtained an M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas of Austin in 2020.

My dissertation, “Making France Global, 1974-85,” analyzes France’s foreign relations in the 1970s and early 1980s, a period marked by an acceleration of globalization and the erosion of the Cold War order. It explores how Paris remade itself from a great into a global power, one that used international institutions and regional diplomacy to stabilize the international system.

Current Research

Dissertation Project: "Making France Global, 1974-83."

Master's Thesis (University of Virginia): "Return to the Attack": the Emergence of the Single European Act" (2022). (

Master's Thesis (University of Texas at Austin): "Contesting détente : European challenge to the Yalta order in the late 1960s" (2020). (