Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Doctoral Student Fellows

Each academic year, the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies offers opportunities for affiliation with IERES as Doctoral Student Fellows (both residential and non-residential). The appointments are for one academic year and are intended for GW Ph.D. students in any discipline and at any stage who are working toward writing a dissertation on Europe, Russia, or Eurasia (by "Eurasia" we mainly mean the space corresponding to post-Soviet countries).

Appointment as an IERES Doctoral Student Fellow comes with no funding, but provides formal status at the Institute, mention on our website, use of the new IERES faculty/student lounge, invitations to monthly institute happy hours and informal brown-bag lunch discussions, opportunities to get to know GW Ph.D. students from other disciplines who share interests in Europe and Eurasia, announcement on the website of any major publications on the region by the fellow that might come out during the fellowship period, and more general professional and social inclusion in IERES's exciting international and interdisciplinary community of faculty, visiting scholars, and graduate students. If a Doctoral Student Fellow has original dissertation research to present, IERES will also be happy to organize an opportunity for Doctoral Student Fellows to present that research to the IERES community. The Institute also offers a number of funding opportunities for graduate students, though formal affiliation with IERES is not required to apply for these.

IERES will also be able to offer a few of its Doctoral Student Fellows a carrel at IERES, which would come with basic office support, including a mailbox and use of a desktop computer. While Doctoral Student Fellows can be at all stages of the dissertation process, carrels will usually be assigned to those who (a) are at more advanced stages, such as the dissertation write-up phase; (b) will use the carrel regularly and be an active member of the IERES community (that is, people who do not have other offices, who are in Washington, and who plan to make the carrel their primary "base" on campus).

Graduate students of all disciplines whose research concerns Europe and/or Eurasia in a substantial way are welcome to apply. They should send a CV and a letter expressing their interest that describes their dissertation research project (plans) and the role of Europe and Eurasia in it and explains how their dissertation research would benefit from interaction with the faculty, visiting scholars, and others at IERES. Please indicate in the letter if a carrel at IERES is requested and, if it is, explain briefly how having a carrel at the institute would be of help. Applications should be sent to ieresgwu@gwu.edu with "Doctoral Student Fellow Application" in the subject line.

 

For a list of current fellows click here.

For a list of previous fellows click here.

Events

Kyrgyzstan-US Relationship: After the Cooperation Treaty, and before the Parliamentary Elections
September 3, 2015

Kazakhstan's Accession to the WTO, Central Asia and the Eurasian Economic Union
September 15, 2015

PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference
September 18-19, 2015

The History and Politics of the Armenian Genocide after 100 Years
September 21, 2015

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News

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on the perspectives and limits of Chinese-US competition, using Kazakhstan as a case study.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes new article on nation building in Social Science Quarterly.

Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a post with Akis Georgakellos in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog about upcoming elections in Greece.

Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a policy memo with Ariel Ahram about the distinction between bounded and unbounded de facto states.

Professor Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov write an op-ed for the Moscow Times entitled "Why Has Putin Spared Ekho Moskvy?"

Professor Robert Orttung quoted in Bloomberg article about recent Russian actions in Crimea.

Professor Harris Mylonas writes article in Foreign Affairs entitled "The Agreement that could Break Europe: Euroskeptics, Eurocritics, and Life after the Bailout."

Professor Harris Mylonas interviewed by TV2 Africa about Greece's recent 'no' vote.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes an article on Kazakhstan's World Religion Congress for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.

Professor Robert Orttung writes an article on Russia for Freedom House's annual "Nations in Transit" report.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes a book review of Dan Lainer-Vos's Sinews of the Nation: Constructing Irish and Zionist bonds in the United States (Cambridge: Polity Press,  2013) in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

Professor Harris Mylonas participates in H-Diplo and International Security Studies Forum roundtable on Adria Lawrence's "Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire." A PDF can be found here (Professor Mylonas's contribution can be found on pages 8 through 12).

Professor Robert Orttung writes op-ed "Why Autocrats Love FIFA?" for the Moscow Times.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes paper entitled "The 'Russian World' : Russia's Soft Power and Geopolitical Imagination."

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's interaction with far-right European groups in the most recent Russian Analytical Digest.

Professor Henry Hale co-authors piece on Russians' opinion of Ukraine in the Washington Post's blog The Monkey Cage.

Professor Marlene Laruelle interviewed by Steppe Dipatches on Central Asian states' relations with Russia and China.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Central Asian states' management of religion on Eurasianet.org.

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes op-ed entitled "The Power of Soft Power in Kazakhstan" in the Monkey Cage blog of the Washington Post.

Professor Cory Welt is a guest editor (and co-authors the introduction) of a special issue of Problems of Post-Communism on Russian foreign policy.

Alexander Reisenbichler publishes an article on the creation of the Financial Stability Forum in the Review of International Political Economy.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article "Russia as a 'Divided Nation'" in the journal Problems of Post-Communism (also available on Academia.edu)

Professor Kimberly Morgan and Alexander Reisenbichler (a former IERES PhD fellow) publish a chapter entitled "The German Labor Market: No Longer the Sick Man of Europe" in an e-book on the German economy. Other contributters include Peter Hall, Philippe Schmitter, and many others.

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article on recent presidential elections in Uzbekistan on eucentralasia.eu.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on US sanctions on Alexander Dugin in Foreign Affairs.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article on events in Greece in 2013 in the European Journal of Political Research.

Professors Marlene Laruelle draws attention to Kazakhstan's attitude toward the Eurasian Union and Sebastien Peyrouse analyzes Kyrgyzstan's prospects for accession therein in the most recent edition of the Russian Analytical Digest.

Professor Robert Orttung quoted in an article in Vice News about online tactics used by EU, NATO, and Russia.

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes a paper on the mythmaking of Novorossiya (available on Academia.edu).

Professor Robert Orttung and two undergraduate IERES students - Elizabeth Nelson and Anthony Livshen - write an article in the Washington Post on how Russia Today operates across different language platforms on Youtube to spread Kremlin messages about Ukraine. 

Professor Eliot Sorel to lead panel on mental health in Bucharest from June 24 to June 27 as part of an international congress integrating primary care, mental care, and public health.

Professor Robert Orttung, together with students from GWU and the University of Chicago, publish an article on Russian television and the Internet.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes an article on youth patriotic clubs in Russia (available on Academia.edu).

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article entitled "The Ukrainian Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape" in Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

Professor Cory Welt was quoted by the Voice of America on the implications of Ukraine’s Minsk II cease-fire agreement.

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