Jiri Valenta is the president of the Institute of Post-Communist Studies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of many books. His book, Soviet Intervention in Czechoslovakia 1968, Anatomy of a Decision, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 1991 (last edition), was published in English, Russian, Chinese and Czech. The latest edition has a preface by Alexander Dubcek.
Leni Friedman Valenta is CEO, editor and co-writer of the institute’s website and is a play writing graduate of the Yale School of Drama.