Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Previous Visiting Scholars

2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012| 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007 | 2005-2006 | 2004-2005

2013-2014

Sardarbek Bagishbekov
Executive Director, Golos Svobody (Voice of Freedom), Kyrgyzstan
Central Asia Fellow
bagishbekov@gwu.edu

Justice and respect for human rights through development of parliamentarism in Kyrgyzstan and its effect on the security of the state

Sardar Bagishbekov has been working for four years with Freedom House's Human Rights Defender Support project, funded by USAID. Since March 2007, he has also been responsible for implementation of a regional program to combat torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, funded by the European Commission. In 2006 he was selected as the Executive Director of the human rights defender network Golos Svobody (Voice of Freedom). He previously was the Chairperson of the Association of Young Lawyers in Kyrgyzstan, worked in Kyrgyzstan with the UNHCR project on refugees.

August 2013 – December 2013

Ahmad Guliyev
Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Fulbright Scholar
aguliyev@gwu.edu

Ethnic identity among Azerbaijani immigrants in the US

Ahmad Guliyev is a research scientist at the Institute of History of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, where he defended his Ph.D. in 2007. He is also a chairman of Development in Science and Education NGO. His research interests include national and ethnic identity issues, nation and state building in the South Caucasus and Turkey, international relations in Europe and the Middle East, Ottoman-Safavid relations, and the Sufi orders of Islam.

October 2013 – May 2014

Lisa Kastner
Doctoral Fellow, Sciences Po and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
lkastner@gwu.edu

"Transnational Civil Society and Financial Regulatory Reforms: An EU-US Comparison"

Lisa Kastner is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Economy at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and Sciences Po Paris. She is currently conducting research on the politics of financial reforms in response to the subprime crisis for a project entitled "Transnational Civil Society and Financial Regulatory Reforms: An EU-US Comparison." She received her MA in European Studies from the University of Bath, Washington and Sciences Po Paris and her BA from the University of Mannheim.

September 2013

 

Yevgeniya Pak
Manager and Lawyer, Aleks Group Investment JV, Uzbekistan
Central Asia Fellow
yevgeniyapak@gwu.edu

The Visa Regime in Uzbekistan: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

August 2013 – December 2013

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
Miami University
gulnaz@gwu.edu

Soviet Habits of the Mind: Cognitive Path-Dependence and Russia's Political Regime

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova is a senior lecturer at King's Russia Institute. Her research focuses on the political economy of post-communism, Russian politics, and federalism. She is an author of Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism Inside Russia (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010) and a co-editor of Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964-1985 (Lexington Press, 2012). She has published articles in Comparative Politics, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Problems of Post-Communism and other journals. She currently is working on a project exploring the issue of "cognitive path-dependence" and the extent to which Putin's regime has relied on specific attitudes, predispositions and practices associated with the Soviet era, thus reproducing some of the negative features of Soviet mentality in current Russia.

August 2013 – December 2013

 

Andreas Wenger
Director, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich
Professor of International and Swiss Security Policy, ETH Zurich
wenger@gwu.edu

The Role of Hydrocarbons in Maritime Claim-making: Explaining Patterns of Conflict and Cooperation

December 2013

Agustin Rossi Silvano
PhD Researcher in Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
agustinrossi@gwu.edu

Online privacy regimes of the EU and US

For his thesis, Agustin Rossi compares the online privacy regimes of the EU and the US. He argues that due to history and culture the regimes are very different in kind, but poor implementation and business power make their results equivalent. He also studies the political effects of the corporate invasions of privacy.

August 2013 October 2013

 

2012-2013

Stephen Aris
Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
saris@gwu.edu

The Other Sides of Afghanistan: A Regional Perspective on Security Issues in Afghanistan

April 2013 – August 2013

Masafumi Asada
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Transnationalism in historical studies of Northeast Asia from the end of the 19th century until the 1950s

Masafumi Asada is a research fellow at the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan, where he received his Ph.D. in 2010. Currently he is interested in transnational historical studies of Northeast Asia. At IERES his research topics are the Soviet management of the Chinese Changchun Railway from 1945 to 1955 and American and British policy toward the Sino-Soviet border conflict in 1969.

June 2012 – March 2013

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Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga

Manufacturing Separatism: Transnational Economy, Identity, and Politics on a Post-Soviet Frozen War Front

Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. She has studied and worked in Eurasian conflict zones for the past twelve years, supported by several Title VIII research grants, a Rotary Foundation Fellowship and a Marshall Scholarship. Her areas of interest include war, identity and statecraft, political change and public opinion, and culture and economic transformation.

February 2011– December 2012

Dariga Chukmaitova
Ph.D. Candidate at Claremont University

'Sector-switching' in Kazakhstan's healthcare industry

Dariga Chukmaitova is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University's School of Politics and Economics. While at IERES she is working on her dissertation, which examines the economic and behavioral factors influencing 'sector-switching' in Kazakhstan's health care industry; doctors switching from the national to the private system, which is not well established questioning reasons for why switch occurs. Dariga Chukmaitova received her MA in Public Administration in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

September 2010 – December 2012

 

Paul Coyer
Ph.D. Candidate at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom
coyer@gwu.edu

Paul Coyer is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, writing on the role played by the Congress in the early development of Sino-American relations, 1969-1980. The working title of his dissertation is "Congress, China and the Cold War."

January 2010 – August 2013

Pal Arne Davidsen
Ambassador Robert D. Stuart Fellow
Foreign Affairs Adviser, Progress Party, Norway

Natural resource management and security

Pal Arne Davidsen is a foreign affairs adviser for the Progress Party in the Norwegian parliament. He has held various political positions on the local, regional and national levels in Norway. Previously, Davidsen worked as a research associate at the African Water Issues Unit at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has co-authored books and reports on natural resource management and security policies. He holds an MA in comparative politics from the University of Bergen (Norway) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

January 2013 – June 2013

Hasan Demiroglu
Assistant Professor, Trakya University, Turkey

Turco-Russian relations between 1856 and 1876

Hasan Demiroglu is an assistant professor of general Turkish history from Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey. He is a fluent Russian speaker and his project examines Turco-Russian relations between 1856 and l876.

July 2012 – October 2012

Siri Holland
Ambassador Robert D. Stuart Fellow
Political Adviser on Finance and Economic Affairs, Labour Party, Norway

The Effects of Politics and Energy on the International Economy

Siri Holland is a political adviser to the Labour party group in the Norwegian parliament, following the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. She holds a master's degree in law from the University of Oslo, Norway, and is the recipient of the 2012 Ambassador Robert D. Stuart Fellowship. At IERES, she is working on politics and energy within the context of the international economy. She  will also be spending time at the Europe Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) while in Washington.

August 2012 – December 2012

Sinae Hyun
Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History
Ph.D. Student, University of Wisconsin

Indigenizing the Cold War: Civic Actions of the Thai Border Patrol Police and Postcolonial Nation-building in Southeast Asia

Sinae Hyun is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Born and raised on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, she came to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies focusing on Southeast Asian and Cold War history. Her research attempts to bring Thai local history into the larger context of indigenizing Cold War developments by investigating the interconnectedness between the postcolonial nation-building process and the U.S.' intervention into local politics in Southeast Asia.

September 2012 – June 2013

 

Madoka Inoue
Researcher, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido Univeristy

Conducting research on cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and federal and local polities in Russia on education and social welfare

March 2012 – September 2012

Safovudin Jaborov
Chair of Economic Theory, Faculty of Economics at Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University, Dushanbe
Central Asia Fellow
sjaborov@gwu.edu

Employment security and radicalization of youth in Central Asia

Safovudin Jaborov is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Economics at the Russian-Tajik Slavic University in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where he has been a faculty member since 2008. Jaborov received his Economist Diploma from the Tajik National University in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and his Masters in International Trade and Economic Cooperation at Kyung Hee University in South Korea. He has served for seven years at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan, including 4 years as a mid-level manager. His research interests lie in the area of poverty, youth employment, migration, and economic development.

April 2013 – August 2013

 

Leo Jansons
Ph.D. Student, University of Latvia

The "Strange Existence" of the Baltic States after June 1940

Leo Jansons is a Ph.D. student of Modern History at the University of Latvia in Riga. His dissertation takes a multi-dimensional look at the Baltic Question-the "strange existence" of the Baltic States after June 1940. He will examine documents in the US National Archive to analyze the Baltic Question from the American institutional point of view, the first undertaking of this kind.

April 2012 – September 2012

 

Aitolkyn Kourmanova
Director, Central Asia Management Group
Central Asia Fellow
akourmanova@gwu.edu

Sowing the Seeds of Instability: Lack of Cooperation in Central Asia as a Challenge to Future Security

April 2013 – August 2013

Oleg Kozlovsky
Fulbright Scholar
Ph.D. Student, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

The Influence of Democratic Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe on Russia's Domestic Politics

Oleg Kozlovsky is a Fulbright Visiting Researcher working on his dissertation, which examines the influence of Ukraine's Orange Revolution on Russian political life. His academic interests include non-violent political resistance movements, democratic revolutions, as well as use of new media for advancing freedom and democracy. Oleg is known in Russia as a civil rights activist, change agent, and blogger.

September 2012 – May 2013

Hong Sub Lee
Associate Professor, Korea National Defense University

Prospects for Russian Democratization

August 2012 – July 2013

Yanan Li
Ph.D. Candidate, School of International Studies, Peking University

Yanan Li is a Ph.D. candidate in diplomacy at the School of International Studies at Peking University in China. She is currently conducting research on China's foreign policy toward Southeast Asia during the late Cold War. Her areas of interest also include China's foreign relations and Chinese foreign policy decision-making. She received her MA in Diplomacy and BA in International Politics from the School of International Studies at Peking University.

October 2012 – July 2013

Katharina Matro
Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History
Ph.D. Student, Stanford University

From Prussian Estate to Polish Farm: The Transformation of Rural Communities in Poland's New Territories, 1944-1956

Katharina Matro is a Ph.D. Candidate in Eastern European History at Stanford University. The title of her current research project is "Making Prussia Polish: The Transformation of Rural Communities in Poland's New Western Territories, 1944-1960." Her dissertation project examines the transformation of rural communities in the territories accorded to Poland after World War II. In her work, she asks how war, forced migration, and regime change transformed life in the estate villages of the former Prussian nobility.

September 2012 – June 2013

 

Kristina Mikulova
Ph.D. Student, University of Oxford

"Missionary Zeal of Recent Converts": Norms and Norm Entrepreneurs in the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic

January 2012 – September 2012

Roman Moskalyk
William and Helen Petrach Fellow
Associate Professor, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Strategies of Multinational Negotiations and Policy Advocacy: the Experience of Ukraine

Roman Moskalyk is a William and Helen Petrach Scholar at IERES. Since 2003 he has been an Associate Professor at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine. He received his Ph.D. at that university in 2002. He also worked as a senior researcher at the Lviv branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the auspices of Ukraine's President (2006-2008). He researches the issues of commercial diplomacy, multinational negotiations, and public advocacy. He is the author of books on commercial diplomacy, trade policy, world agriculture, and international technology diffusion.

September 2012 – December 2012

Niklas Nilsson
Fulbright Scholar
Ph.D. Student, Uppsala University

US relations with Georgia, 2003-2010

Niklas Nilsson is a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at IERES. He is a Doctoral Candidate at Uppsala University and Sodertorn University, where he focuses on the foreign policy implications of democratic rule-making, studied through the relationship between the U.S. and Georgia. Other research interests include international relations and security in the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Caspian energy politics. He is also associate editor of the Central Asia - Caucasus Analyst, a biweekly online journal jointly published by SAIS at Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm.

September 2012 – May 2013

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Margaret "Maggie" Paxson
Senior Associate, the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

"Remembering the Good: Legacies of Rescue and Resistance in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon"

 

Margaret Paxson is senior associate at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her research project is entitled "Remembering the Good: Legacies of Rescue and Resistance in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon." She is researching how the extraordinary rescue efforts on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon during the Holocaust are recalled-in story and in action-by the local community. She has studied memory patterns and social/moral questions in rural communities extensively in Russia and the Caucasus.

 

January 2011 – December 2012

 

Olena Rybiy
Junior Research Scholar, I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

The Algorithm of Institutional Analysis, as Applied to Political Institutions in Ukraine

Olena Rybiy   is a Research Scholar at the  I. F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies (Ukraine), where she defended her Ph.D. dissertation in 2011. She earned her BA and MA in Political Science at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. She joined IERES as a Carnegie Fellow and is working on the topic "Institutional Analysis of Political Reform in Post-Soviet Ukraine." Her professional interests include political institutions and transformational processes in Ukraine and Ukrainian political parties on the eve of the 2012 parliamentary elections.

September 2012 – December 2012

Aglaya Snetkov
Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
asnetkov@gwu.edu

The Evolution of Russian Security Policy under Putin and Medvedev and The Other Sides of Afghanistan: A Regional Perspective on Security Issues in Afghanistan

April 2013 – August 2013

Iryna Yeleyko
William and Helen Petrach Fellow
Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

The impact of policy on labor migration in North America

Iryna Yeleyko's Ph.D. dissertation in economics examined "Employment Policy in Ukraine's Transition Economic System." Her research interests include: processes of international migration and the European and Ukrainian labor markets. Her recent publications include, "International labor migration: positive or negative phenomenon for Ukraine?" (2007), "The influence of religion on economic relations in society" (2009), and "Labor migration in EU countries" (2010). At IERES, her project will examine the impact of policy on labor migration in North America.

February – May 2013

2011-2012

Gokhan Alper Ataser
Ph.D. Student, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Azerbaijani political elite in a period of multiple transformations

Gokhan Alper Ataser is a Ph.D. Student at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. His areas of interest include state-society relations, democratization, post-Soviet transitions, and the sociology of mass communication.

September 2011 – August 2012

Marianne Birthler
Davis Fellow in European Studies

Coming to Terms with the East German Past

Marianne Birthler recently stepped down as Germany's federal commissioner for the former East German Secret Police (Stasi) archives. Her achievements in Germany are a model for countries around the world in dealing with the legacy of secret police organizations who abuse their powers.

October 2011 – December 2011

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Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga

Manufacturing Separatism: Transnational Economy, Identity, and Politics on a Post-Soviet Frozen War Front

Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. She has studied and worked in Eurasian conflict zones for the past twelve years, supported by several Title VIII research grants, a Rotary Foundation Fellowship and a Marshall Scholarship. Her areas of interest include war, identity and statecraft, political change and public opinion, and culture and economic transformation.

February 2011– December 2012

Dariga Chukmaitova
Ph.D. Candidate at Claremont University

'Sector-switching' in Kazakhstan's healthcare industry

Dariga Chukmaitova is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University's School of Politics and Economics. While at IERES she is working on her dissertation, which examines the economic and behavioral factors influencing 'sector-switching' in Kazakhstan's health care industry; doctors switching from the national to the private system, which is not well established questioning reasons for why switch occurs. Dariga Chukmaitova received her MA in Public Administration in International Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

September 2010 – December 2012

Hasan Demiroglu
Assistant Professor, Trakya University, Turkey

Turco-Russian relations between 1856 and 1876

Hasan Demiroglu is an assistant professor of general Turkish history from Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey. He is a fluent Russian speaker and his project examines Turco-Russian relations between 1856 and l876.

July 2012 – October 2012

Jacob Eder
Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

Dissertation topic: "Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and Holocaust Memory in the United States, 1977-1990"

Jacob S. Eder has been selected as a Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellow in Cold War/Post-1945 International History for the 2011-2012 academic year. Eder is currently a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Pennsylvania, working on a dissertation project about German cultural diplomacy in the United States and its relevance for the formation of transnational Holocaust memory. His research focuses on this topic from three angles: the exponentially growing interest of American society in the Holocaust and its impact on German-American relations since the late 1970s, efforts in the United States on the part of the Federal Republic to (re-)claim the power of interpretation over the history of the Holocaust, and the reception of such policies in the United States by governmental or private institutions and individuals. Eder is also an associate member of the graduate school of the Jena Center 20th Century History, Germany, and he holds M.A. degrees from Penn and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he spent an academic year on a Fulbright Scholarship. He is the recipient of numerous academic grants and fellowships, including doctoral fellowships from the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the USHMM, and the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.

September 2011 – June 2012

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Chao Fan
Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University, China

China's foreign policy toward the United States in the 1980s

Chao Fan is a Ph.D. Candidate at Peking University. His research interests include China's foreign relations, Chinese foreign policy decision-making, and especially Sino-US relations. He is particularly interested in the role that the USSR played in the Sino-US relationship. He received his M.A. in Diplomacy from the Department of Diplomacy at China Foreign Affairs University, the only institute under the auspices of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to train Chinese diplomats, and B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics from the Foreign Languages School at Yunnan University. He held an internship at the Foreign Affairs Office of the Yunnan Provincial Government. He participated in IERES' Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) with the research topic: "The Cold War and the Origin of China's Foreign Aid Policy (1949-1965)."

September 2011 – August 2012

Liping Fan
Associate Professor, Guangxi Normal University, China

To Win Cambodia Over: Game in Southeast Asia during the Cold War between the US and China (1954-1975)

Fan Liping is an associate professor at Guangxi Normal University, China. She received her Ph.D. from Renmin University of China. Her research focuses on Southeast Asian history during the Cold War, especially the game in Southeast Asia between the United States and China.

February – July 2012

 

Madoka Inoue
Researcher, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido Univeristy

Conducting research on cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and federal and local polities in Russia on education and social welfare

March 2012 – September 2012

 

Leo Jansons
Ph.D. Student, University of Latvia

The "Strange Existence" of the Baltic States after June 1940

Leo Jansons is a Ph.D. student of Modern History at the University of Latvia in Riga. His dissertation takes a multi-dimensional look at the Baltic Question-the "strange existence" of the Baltic States after June 1940. He will examine documents in the US National Archive to analyze the Baltic Question from the American institutional point of view, the first undertaking of this kind.

April 2012 – September 2012

Iwona Kaliszewska
Ph.D. Student, University of Warsaw, Poland

Stateless Places? Sharia Communities in Dagestan

Iwona Kaliszewska is a PhD student in the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Warsaw in Poland. She will work on a project entitled "Stateless Places? Sharia Communities in Dagestan."She is the president and one of the founders of the Kaukaz.net Foundation and plays an active role in its website. She is a co-author of the book Matryoshka in Hijab. Essays on Dagestan and Chechnya (2010). Among other adventures, she and her husband enjoy traveling through the Caucasus with their baby Lenka!

February – June 2012

Dicle Korkmaz Temel
Researcher, University of Tampere, Finland

European Energy Security and the Integration Process: A Turkish Case Study

January – June 2012

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Serhiy Kudelia
IERES Post-Doctoral Fellow in Eurasian Studies

Research topics: the sources and outcomes of the constitutional changes in Ukraine under the presidencies of Kuchma, Yushchenko and Yanukovych; conflict in Western Ukraine following the Soviet take-over in 1944

September 2011 – May 2012

 

Vera Kuklina
Researcher, V.B. Sochava's Institute of Geography, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Economic strategies of indigenous people in Arctic cities

January 2012 – February 2012

 

Yuriy Kyrylych
William and Helen Petrach Fellow
Ph.D. Student, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Problems of uneven socio-economic development in the world under globalization

January – April 2012

Evangelos Liaras
IERES Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow in European Studies
Instructor, Koc University, Turkey

"Ballot box and Tinderbox: Can Electoral Engineering Save Multiethnic Democracy?"

Since earning his Ph.D. at MIT, Evangelos Liaras has worked as a postdoctoral fellow and instructor at Koc University in Istanbul. His primary interests are ethnic conflict and electoral politics. At IERES, he will turn his dissertation "Ballot Box and Tinderbox: Can Electoral Engineering Save Multiethnic Democracy?," which received the American Political Science Association' s Juan Linz Award, into a book. The study examined the impact of electoral reforms on conflict in four divided societies: Northern Ireland, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Guyana.

September 2011 – May 2012

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Xu Liu
Research Fellow, Hokkaido University, Japan
Fellow of the International Training Program for Young Scholars, the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan

Russia's Energy Policy in the Far East and East Siberia

Xu Liu is a research fellow at the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, and is currently studying Russia's energy policy and energy cooperation in Northeast Asia. He earned two bachelor's degrees from Peking University, one in Russian Literature and the other in Economics, and has studied at Tsukuba University and Hokkaido University. Dr. Liu later received his Ph.D. from Hokkaido University. He is a regular writer for the opinion corner of the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA) and has published papers related to Russia's energy policy in academic journals and industry magazines in four languages: Japanese, Chinese, Russian and English. Dr. Liu has also presented at numerous international conferences.

July 2011 – May 2012

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Nancy Meyers

Researching the role of moral shock in early 1999 Serbian protests and the 1996-97 protest in Central Serbia

July 2010 – July 2012

 

Kristina Mikulova
Ph.D. Student, University of Oxford

"Missionary Zeal of Recent Converts": Norms and Norm Entrepreneurs in the Foreign Policy of the Czech Republic

January 2012 – September 2012

Victor Nemchenok
Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia

Dissertation topic: "A Dialogue of Power: Development, Global Civil Society, and the Third World Challenge to International Order, 1970-1988"

Victor Nemchenok has been selected as a Pre-doctoral Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History for the 2011-2012 academic year. Nemchenok is currently a doctoral candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. His dissertation project, entitled "A Dialogue of Power: Development, Global Civil Society, and the Third World Challenge to International Order, 1970-1988," examines how the developing world's economists and intellectuals sought to use the international development agenda to mount a challenge to the power and influence of the economically advanced countries. He has conducted archival research in Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, and France for this project.

September 2011 – June 2012

Jun Niu
Professor, Peking University, China

The Origin of New China's Asia Policy in the 1980s

At Peking University, Dr. Niu teaches the courses Analysis of China's Foreign Policymaking and the Foreign Relations of the Peoples' Republic of China since 1949. His research is focused on China's foreign policymaking since 1949, US foreign policy, and the Sino-US relationship. His recent publications include: From Yan'an to the World: The Origin and Development of Chinese Communist Foreign Policy, Towards a History of Chinese Communist Foreign Relations (1920s-1960s),Lengzhan yu zhongguo (The Cold War and China).

Niu has been in residence as several well-known institutions including as a Guest Senior Fellow at the Nobel Institute, Norway and a Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Department of History and the Center of Asia Studies at Hong Kong University, the Department of History at The University of North Carolina, and the Institute of East Asian Studies at University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from People's University of China in 1988.

August 2011 – January 2012

Alexandr Osipian
Associate Professor of history at Kramatorsk Institute of Economics and Humanities, Ukraine
NCEEER Carnegie Research Fellow

Uses of History and Regional Diversity in Ukraine's Elections, 2004-2010: The Failed Reforms in a Divided Society

Alexandr Osipian has served as Associate Professor of History and Anthropology at the Department of History and Cultural Studies at Kramatorsk Institute of Economics and Humanities, Ukraine, since 1994. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Donetsk State University, Ukraine, and an MA in History from Chernivtsi State University, Ukraine. His articles have appeared in Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Russian History, Ab Imperio: The Studies for New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space, Perekrestki/Crossroads. Dr. Osipian has conducted research at the Central European University (CEU) , European University Institute (Italy), Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University (Poland), and Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau, Universitat Leipzig (Germany). He is also the winner of several awards, including research grants from American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS, 2003-2004), Central European University (2005-2006), "Kasa im. Jozefa Mianowskiego" Foundation ( Poland, 2007), two grants from the Center for Advanced Studies and Education (CASE) in cooperation with Carnegie Corporation of New York and ACTR/ACCELS in 2009 and 2010 . He studies discourses and practices of a usable past construction-history writing, public perceptions of the past, historical imagination, cultural memory-in Eastern Europe from sixteenth century till now. His research interests include politics of memory and national identity construction in Ukraine in comparison with Russia and Poland since 1991. Dr. Osipian's current work is on uses of history and memory in Ukrainian politics during electoral campaigns and in international relations with Russia, Poland, and the EU.

January – May 2012

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Margaret "Maggie" Paxson
Senior Associate, the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

"Remembering the Good: Legacies of Rescue and Resistance in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon"

 

Margaret Paxson is senior associate at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her research project is entitled "Remembering the Good: Legacies of Rescue and Resistance in the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon." She is researching how the extraordinary rescue efforts on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon during the Holocaust are recalled-in story and in action-by the local community. She has studied memory patterns and social/moral questions in rural communities extensively in Russia and the Caucasus.

 

January 2011 – December 2012

Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez
Fulbright Scholar
The University of Salamanca, Spain

American cultural diplomacy after World War II

Francisco J. Rodriguez completed his Ph. D at the University of Salamanca in 2009, while working as a part-time professor and as secretary of the Historical Journal Studia Historica. Historia Contemporanea. Currently a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at IERES, his topical interests are: American studies; anti-Americanism; American high culture vs. popular culture; cultural diplomacy and soft powers of different states in a comparative approach. His book, Antidoto Contra el Antiamericanismo? American Studies en Espana, 1945-1969, was recently published.

September 2010 – October 2012

Oleksandr Sukhodolia
Fulbright Scholar; National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine

Energy Security of Ukraine: Geopolitics, Economics, and Governance

Oleksandr Sukhodolia is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar working on a project exploring the issues of energy security in the context of Ukraine's energy sector transformation and the strengthening of global competition for energy resources. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" in 1998 and a doctor's degree in public administration from the National Academy of Public Administration in 2006. Oleksandr has practical experience in energy policy implementation from working at the State Committee of Ukraine on Energy Conservation (1998-2003) and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (2007-2011). His scholarly work was devoted to energy policy issues at the National Academy of Public Administration (2003-2006) and lecturing on energy efficiency policy for graduate students at the National Technical University of Ukraine (2011-2010). He has published books and articles, and has taken part in development of legislation on energy efficiency and energy security issues in Ukraine. His research interests include energy efficiency and energy policy development, national and energy security, and political science. His current research project includes the development of an analytical model that reflects the motives of power elites in decision making on energy policy and energy security issues with the purpose to make operational policymaker's background, political and economic models of governance, and an institutional framework of energy regulation as well as "external influence" of the global energy players on energy security of Ukraine. Sukhodolia will use this research to develop courses on energy security issues.

November 2011 – August 2012

Olesya Tkacheva
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

New media and politics in the European Union and Eastern Europe

Olesya Tkacheva recently completed a Ph.D. in public policy and political science at the University of Michigan and then was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Rochester. At IERES, her research focuses on new media and politics in the European Union and Eastern Europe.

August 2010 – August 2012

 

Liliya Ukraynets
William and Helen Petrach Fellow
Associate Professor, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

The Evolution of the Relationships in the US-India-China Triangle in the Context of Globalization

February – May 2012

 

Christine Vodovar
Post-doctoral Fellow in Contemporary History, Luiss-Guido Carli, Rome, Italy

American diplomacy and French and Italian Socialist Parties, 1945-1956

June 2012 – July 2012

 

2010-2011

Daniel Beers
Ph.D. Candidate at Indiana University

Judicial institution-building in postcommunist Eastern Europe

June 2010 – August 2010


Ludmila Coada
Fulbright Scholar; Dean of the History and International Relations Department, Free International University of Moldova

Foreign policies of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia since the fall of the Soviet Union

Ludmila Coada is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at IERES. Her Fulbright research project is entitled "Foreign policies of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia since the fall of the Soviet Union," and has a particular emphasis on Moldova's foreign policy between 1991 and 2011. Ludmila Coada received a BA in History from the State Pedagogical University Ion Creanga in Moldova, an MA in International Relations from the Free International University of Moldova and a Ph.D. from the Institute of History, State and Law - Academy of Science of Moldova. She is Associate Professor at the Free International University of Moldova (Chisinau) and teaches courses on World and Regional Politics and History (The Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Process of Democratic Transition in the Post-Soviet States; The Administrative Organization of Bessarabia under Tsarist rule; European Union Enlargement and Neighborhood; United Nations Organization; among others). Her areas of interest and expertise include foreign policy analysis, Moldova and post-Soviet states' foreign policy, elite politics in Eurasia, European Union foreign and security policy, Soviet and post-Soviet history and politics, Bessarabian history/Bessarabian Zemstvo. She is the author of various scholarly articles on Bessarabian history and the foreign policy of Moldova. Her first book, Zemstvo Institution in Bessarabia: Historical and Juridical Aspects, was published in 2009.

September 2010 – June 2011


Alexander Diener
IERES Senior Fellow in Eurasian Studies
Associate Professor of Geography, Pepperdine University

Mobilities and immobilities in post-Soviet space

Alexander C. Diener is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. His research interests revolve around questions of identity and territory allowing him to work on topics relating to borders, mobilities/immobilities, diasporas, transnationalism, urban landscape, and security. He possesses regional expertise in Central Asia, Mongolia, and Islamic Borderlands of Eurasia.

September 2010 – August 2011


Jeremy Friedman
Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History
Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton University

Dissertation: Reviving Revolution: the Sino-Soviet Split, the ' Third World,' and the Fate of the Left

September 2010 – July 2011


Danielle Granville
Ph.D. Student at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Dissertation: a comparative study of the efforts of Ukrainian diaspora communities in Great Britain and the United States to achieve genocide recognition for the 1932-33 Great Famine

October 2010 – September 2011


Yasunori Hanamatsu
Fellow of the International Training Program for Young Scholars, the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan

Russia's foreign policy on transnational environmental issues

July 2010 – May 2011


Stefan Hedlund
Professor of Soviet and East European Studies, Uppsala, Sweden

Russia as an energy superpower

March 2011 – April 2011


Alexander Kupatadze
IERES Hoffman Junior Post-Doctoral Fellow in Eurasian Studies

Transitions after Transitions: 'Colored Revolutions' and Organized Crime in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Alexander Kupatadze holds an MA in International Studies from Uppsala University and recently completed his Ph.D. at the School of International Relations at St. Andrews University. Before attending St. Andrews, he extensively researched organized crime as an Associate Research Fellow at the Georgia Office of American University's Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC). His research interests include criminal networks, informal politics and corruption, and the international relations of the Caucasus and Central Asia. He has authored several articles and book chapters on criminality, smuggling and policing in post-Soviet Eurasia. He is now working on a book entitled State Formation and Organized Crime in Post-Soviet Eurasia, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan next year.

September 2010 – May 2011


Qianyu Li
Ph.D. Candidate at Peking University, School of International Studies, Beijing, China, member of "Chinese Historians in the United States"

Research Topic: "China's Policy towards Asian and African Countries 1955-1965".

September 2009 – September 2010


Ingrid Lundestad
Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies; Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Oslo, Norway

US security policy in the European Arctic.

January 2010 – December 2010


Silvia Marcu
Post-doctoral Researcher, Instituto de Economia y Geografia, Spain

Researching migratory movements in Eurasia during the 21st century.

Silvia Marcu has a PhD in Geography and is a "Ramon y Cajal" Researcher at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas -The Spanish National Research Council, Spain. While at IERES, she is working on her research project entitled "Human movement across the Eurasian borders in the 21st century: mobility, identity and development."

June 2011


Sabina Mihelj
Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Entertaining a Socialist Nation: Dilemmas of Popular Culture and Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia, 1960-1980

Sabina Mihelj, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University, UK. Her research interests include issues of collective identity and mass communication, comparative analysis of media systems, and the history of mass communication and popular culture in socialist Yugoslavia. She is the author ofMedia Nations: Communication Belonging and Exclusion in the Modern World (Palgrave, forthcoming February 2011), and has published several journal articles and book chapters on nationalism and the media, European communication, and the cultural and social history of the Italo-Yugoslav border region after 1945. For more information on current research and a full list of publications see: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ss/staff/mihelj.html.

January 2011 – March 2011


Vitaliy Motsok
Associate Professor, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

The influence of US foreign policy on the politics of Eastern European States in the early 21st century

September 2010 – December 2010


Raushan Nauryzbayeva
Fulbright Scholar

"Kazakhstan: The Problem of Immigration and National Security"

Dr. Raushan Nauryzbayeva is executive director of Development of Civil Society, a public foundation that implements projects on human rights, legal projects on minority rights/refugees, and civic education in Kazakhstan. Raushan is also an associate professor of the Kunaev University. She is president of the Alumni Research Association (ARA), a network of individuals who have held fellowships with such institutions as IREX and the Fulbright program. From 2001 to 2002, she served as deputy vice-rector of the Kazakh State Legal Academy, where she worked with the Ministry of Education on developing standardized educational methodologies and curricula, including workshops on promoting the rights of women and minorities. She has served as senior lecturer of law at Kazakh National University, where she has taught courses in constitutional and human rights law. Raushan has also worked as an assistant to the president of the Constitutional Court of Kazakhstan. Dr. Nauryzbayeva was a fellow of IREX (2000), Fulbright (2003-2004), NED (2007), 92 street Y (2009), Kennan institute (2010), and a participant of the World Democratic Forum (2008). She is an international expert on corruption prevention issues, and has also participated in the constitutional lawmaking of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

May 2011 – August 2011


Andriy Pekhnyk
Associate Professor, Lviv Ivan Franko State University, Ukraine

Researching mutual dependence, similarities and contradictions between foreign policy and economic interests in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet countries

Andriy Pekhnyk has been associate professor of international relations at Lviv Ivan Franko National University since 1997. He holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Relations. He defended his Ph.D. thesis in 2005, entitlted " Mechanisms of Reconciliation of the Interests of Transnational Corporations with Strategic Priorities of National Economy." Pekhnyk has written over 40 scholarly works , including the textbook Foreign Investments in the Economy of Ukraine (2007), a section of the textbook International Relations: History, Theory, Economy (2002), and a translation from English of W. Barnes and L. Ledebur's New Regional Economies (2001). His scholarly interests focus on multinational corporations and their impact on the development of national economies, international business, the world economy, international economic relations, and the external economic relations of Ukraine. Pekhnyk is currently researching geopolitical and geoeconomical powers in the contemporary world, in particular the influence of economic factors on geopolitics.

February 2011 – June 2011


Ridvan Peshkopia
IERES Davis Junior Post-Doctoral Fellow in European Studies

International migration: the effects of EU membership conditionality; migration attitudes; the ethical debate over international migration

October 2010 – June 2011


Kaarel Piirimae
Professor of Strategy, Estonian National Defence College

Research topic: Phoenix from the ashes? The concept of national self-determination in World War Two

Kaarel Piirimae is a Marie Curie research fellow at the Institute of History of the University of Tartu, Estonia, and a professor of strategy at the Estonian National Defence College. While at IERES he is conducting research for his study on the 'Big Three' allies and the concept of national self-determination in World War Two, focusing on the shaping of the post-war settlements in Europe. His interests include the question of the small states, the drawing of state borders and the handling of the minority question during the war. Kaarel Piirimae holds an MPhil (2006) and a PhD (2009) in history from the University of Cambridge, UK. Before embarking on an academic career he worked as a private secretary to the former Estonian president Lennart Meri. His visit to the IERES is funded by the Estonian Science Foundation.

June 2011 – July 2011


Jennifer Rodgers
Ph.D. Student, University of Pennsylvania

From the 'Archive of Horror' to the 'Shop Window of Democracy': The International Tracing Service and the Transatlantic Politics of the Past in the Cold War Era

March 2011 – May 2011


Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez
Fulbright Scholar
The University of Salamanca, Spain

American cultural diplomacy after World War II

Francisco J. Rodriguez completed his Ph. D at the University of Salamanca in 2009, while working as a part-time professor and as secretary of the Historical Journal Studia Historica. Historia Contemporanea. Currently a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at IERES, his topical interests are: American studies; anti-Americanism; American high culture vs. popular culture; cultural diplomacy and soft powers of different states in a comparative approach. His book, Antidoto Contra el Antiamericanismo? American Studies en Espana, 1945-1969, was recently published.

September 2010 – October 2012


Thor Saettem
Ambassador Robert D. Stuart Fellow
Political Adviser, The Conservative Party Parliamentarian Group, Norway

September 2010 – December 2010


Valentyna Vasylova
Fulbright Scholar

Post-communist transformations in East Central Europe

Valentyna Vasylova is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at IERES, pursuing a research project on the Ukraine-Romania-Moldova borderlands. The project looks at the interplay between the historical regions, respective nations' imagined maps and current inter-state/EU borders. Valentyna holds an MA in Central European History from Central European University (Hungary), and has recently defended a Ph.D. thesis on Ukraine-Romania relations T Chernivtsi University (Ukraine). Her broader research interests encompass: physical and symbolical borders, overlapping identities, historical memory, frozen conflicts, national minorities in East Central Europe, the EU Eastern neighborhood.

September 2010 – June 2011

 

2009-2010

Elizabeth Anderson

August 2009 – December 2009


Gerard Arthurs
Ph.D Candidate at Dublin City University, Ireland

Research topic: European Union diplomacy

June 2010


Daniel Beers
Ph.D. Candidate at Indiana University

Judicial institution-building in postcommunist Eastern Europe

June 2010 – August 2010


Zakir Chotaev
Senior Lecturer, the International University of Kyrgyzstan; Senior Lecturer, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, Kyrgyzstan

Violence and the use of force policies on post-Soviet territories.

January 2010 – May 2010


Scott Cooper
Brigham Young University, United States

August 2009 – December 2009


Jacob Eder
Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania

West German cultural diplomacy in the United States

May 2010 – June 2010


Marilena Gala
Lecturer of History of International Relations, University of Rome III, Italy; Fulbright Scholar

Research topic: thirty years of transatlantic relations from the standpoint of European security.

January 2010 – July 2010


Yoshiyuki Kojima
Osaka University, Japan

US public diplomacy and Cold War strategy 1945-1961

January 2010 – March 2010


Qianyu Li
Ph.D. Candidate at Peking University, School of International Studies, Beijing, China, member of "Chinese Historians in the United States"

Research Topic: "China's Policy towards Asian and African Countries 1955-1965".

September 2009 – September 2010


Eric Lohr
Associate Professor of History, American University, United States

Russian subjecthood and citizenship.

September 2009 – June 2010


Elidor Mehilli
Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton University; Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Researching the Sovietization of Albania and the Eastern bloc.

August 2009 – June 2010


Noboru Miyawaki
Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Researching the CSCE/OSCE process and the U.S. diplomacy in the Cold War era as well as post-Cold War era

August 2009 – March 2010


Mari Salberg

August 2009 – October 2009


Sverre Vatnar
Political Adviser to the Christian Democratic Party Parliamentary Group, Norway

Recipient of the Ambassador Stuart Fellowship

January2010 – June 2010


Marco Wyss
Ph.D. Candidate at the Universities of Nottingham and Neuchatel, Switzerland

Research topic: Anglo-Swiss relations in the early Cold War in the light of arms deals 1945-1958.

February 2010 – June 2010


Zhan Xin
Associate Professor, the School of Politics and Law, Northeast Normal University, China

United States Policy toward China's Stragetic Nuclear Weapons Development (1947-1976)

February 2009 – February 2010


Ren Zhe
Fellow of the International Training Program for Young Scholars, the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan

Comparative study of China and Russia

October 2009 – July 2010

 

2008-2009

Max Bader
Amsterdam University. Ph.D. candidate.

Research topic: "The International Dimension of Political Party Development in the post-Communist Republics of Georgia and Ukraine."

February 2009 – May 2009


Andrey Baykov
MGIMO-University, Moscow, Russia.

Comparing the European experience with integrative activities in the Asia-Pacific Region.

September 2008 – October 2008


Irina Bystrova
The Institute of Russian History Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Research topic: The Military-Industrial Complexes: A Comparative Study of the American and Soviet Experience (1941-1991).

November 2008 – April 2009


Evgeniy Chernyshev
Kant State University, Kaliningrad, Russia

Examining Poland, in the Foreign Policy of the USSR and the USA from 1939-1947.

September 2008 – January 2009


Carolyne Davidson
Ph.D. candidate in history, Yale

Research topic: "Dealing with De Gaulle: The United States, France and NATO, 1958-1969."


Gulnara Iskakova
Acting professor of law, American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dr. Iskakova's project examines the executive-legislative relationships in different countries pertaining to constitutional development, the role of elections and of other constitutional arrangements in transitional states.

September 2008 – May 2009


Igor Izhnin
Associate Professor of International Relations, Lviv National University, Lviv, Ukraine.

Dr. Izhnin's research project examines the conflicts that have erupted hroughout the world following the collapse of the Soviet Bloc.

April 2009 – June 2009


Yasuko Kono
Professor of Political Science and Japanese Political and Diplomatic History, Hosei University

Researching an analysis of Okinawa's role during the Cold War.

April 2007 – March 2009


Noboru Miyawaki
Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

Researching the CSCE/OSCE process and the U.S. diplomacy in the Cold War era as well as post-Cold War era

August 2009 – March 2010


Rafael Nuñez
Professor, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

Investigation of different tools for the EU to promote democracy abroad.

May 2008 – November 2008


Margaret Paxson "Maggie"
Senior Associate, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Researching social memory and social stability in Kabardino-Balkaria.

October 2007 – July 2009


Li Qianyu
Ph.D. Candidate at Peking University, School of International Studies, Beijing, China, member of "Chinese Historians in the United States"

Research Topic: "China's Policy towards Asian and African Countries 1955-1965".

September 2009 – September 2010


Simon Schunz
Research fellow and Ph.D. candidate, the Institute for International and European Policy and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium.

Research topic: "The European Union and global climate change policy".

March 2009 – May 2009


Fumikazu Sugiura
Profesor at Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan

Researching "Nonpayment problem in Russia," "Corporate Finance in Russia" and "EU enlargement from the perspective of the USA."

June 2008 – June 2009


Cosmina Tanasoiu
Part-time Faculty, IERES and Profesor, the American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Examining: Romania, Retrospective Justice and Lustration Laws from 1990-2007.

September 2008 – December 2008


Harald Thorud
Recipient of the Ambassador Stuart Fellowship awarded by the Norwegian-American Association.

Researching policy in Afghanistan.

August 2008 – March 2009


Zhan Xin
Associate Professor, the School of Politics and Law, Northeast Normal University, China

United States Policy toward China's Stragetic Nuclear Weapons Development (1947-1976)

February 2009 – February 2010


Liu Yue "Linda"
Northeast Normal University, Changchun, Jilin, China

Examining U.S. Foreign Environmental Policy in the Nixon Administration.

May 2008 – July 2009

 

2007-2008

László Borhi
Senior Research Fellow, the Hungarian Acacdemy of Sciences and a recipient of a grant from the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship.

Examining the United State's role in Hungary's regime change in 1989 and 1990 and the ensuing dissolution of the Warsaw Pact.

April 2008 – June 2008


Lyudmyla Chernyaha
Assistant Professor, Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine and a recipient of IERES' William and Helen Petrach Exchange Program.

A comparative study of real estate markets in the United States and Ukraine.

January 2008 – April 2008


Matthew Frank
Research Fellow, Department of History, Sheffield Hallam University

Examining the development of international plans for the compulsory resettlement of national minorities in twentieth-century Europe.

February 2008 – April 2008


Torgeir Fylkesnes
Information Advisor and Press Secretary for Norway's Socialist Left (SV) Party and a recipient of the Ambassador Stuart Fellowship.

Researching the role of the media in American politics.

January 2008 – June 2008


Yasuko Kono
Professor of Political Science and Japanese Political and Diplomatic History, Hosei University

An analysis of Okinawa's role during the Cold War.

April 2007 – March 2009


Jaroslav Koshiw
Former Research Fellow, the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and PhD candidate, University of Glasgow.

An analysis of President Kuchma's tape recorded conversations, 1999-2000.

September 2007 – October 2007


Ingrid Lundestad
M.A. candidate, history, University of Oslo.

The national security strategies of the United States from the end of the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, and implications for NATO.

October 2007


Silvia Marcu
Post-doctoral Researcher, Institute of Economy and Geography in Madrid, Spain

The contemporary geopolitics of Eastern Europe, in particular the United States' influence in the region. (9/3/07-10/31/07)

September 2007 – October 2007


Liu Mingzhou
Ph.D. candidate, history, Nanjing University, China.

Dissertation: "Winston Churchill's Thoughts on International Order;" the process of British decolonization.

August 2007 – February 2008


Margaret Paxson
Senior Associate at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Researching social memory and social stability in Kabardino-Balkaria.

October 2007 – July 2008


Emma Peplow
Ph.D. candidate, history, London School of Economics.

Dissertation on the Western Allies in Berlin, 1945-1948.

October 2007 – December 2007


Anatole Senkevitch
Associate Professor of Architectural History/Theory and History of Art, College of Architecture + Urban Planning, The University of Michigan.

Completing book for MIT Press on the formation of an avant-garde in Russian architecture and launching a research project on "The Recent Re-Construction of the Once-Constructed and Destructed Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow: Unpacking Contested Ideological Narratives in Russia's Current Struggle for National Identity."  

September 2007 – January 2008


Vit Smetana
Fulbright Scholar and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

"A Comparison of US and British Policy Toward Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1948."

October 2007 – June 2008


Zoltan Szoke
Senior Archivist, National Archives of Hungary and recipient of a grant from the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund

Hungary's involvement in Vietnam.

August 2007 – May 2008


D. Nathan Vigil
Ph.D. candidate, history, Emory University.

Dissertation on the history of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

October 2007 – December 2007


Roman Vovk
Associate Professor at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine and a recipient of IERES' William and Helen Petrach Exchange Program.

Applying mathematical models to the study of international relations

January 2008 – April 2008

 

2006-2007

Natalya Bontsevich
Saratov State University, Russia

Ms. Bontsevich is a lecturer in the History Department at Saratov State University. She specializes in American political culture and public opinion during the Cold War. During her stay at the Institute, Ms. Bontsevich will research Cold War propaganda through imagery making and discourse theory.

September 2006 – December 2006


Yuriy Fedun
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Mr. Fedun is a teaching assistant and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of International Economic Relations at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. During his stay at the Institute, Mr. Fedun will be conducting dissertation research entitled, "Political, Economic, and Ecological Problems and Challenges of Integration of Transition Economies; in particular Ukraine with the Global Trade System." Mr. Fedun is part of the ongoing scholar exchange sponsored by the Petrach Endowment.

September 2006 – January 2007


Eva Kvelland
University of Oslo, Norway

Ms. Kvelland has received the Ambassador Stuart Fellowship to spend the fall semester at the George Washington University. Prior to her arrival at the Institute, she worked as a political advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food and was an active member of the Liberal Party. Ms. Kvelland will observe classes on American politics at the University as well intern on Capitol Hill.

September 2006 – December 2006


Eliza Matthews
Queensland University, Australia

Ms. Matthews is a Ph.D. student at the University of Queensland and has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2005-2006 academic year. While at the Institute, Ms. Matthews is conducting research on the history of U.S. foreign policy and the nuclear relationship of the United States and its allies toward North Korea, South Asia, and the Middle East.

October 2005 – October 2006


Kristine Offerdal
The Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

Ms. Offerdal is a researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway. She has a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct dissertation research on U.S., E.U., and Russian relations in the context of developing oil and gas deposits in the Barents Sea while at the Institute.

September 2006 – June 2007


Khrystyna Pavlyk
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

Ms. Pavlyk is a teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economic Theory at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. During her stay at the Institute, she will be conducting dissertation research entitled, "Examining Aggregate Supply Theory; Policy Implementation and Lessons for Ukraine." Ms. Pavlyk is part of the ongoing scholar exchange sponsored by the Petrach Endowment.

September 2006 – January 2007


Gil-li Vardi
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Ms. Vardi is a graduate teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics nad Political Science. During her stay at the Institute, Ms. Vardi will be conducting research entitled, "The Evolution of Military Thought in Germany, 1919-1941" and she will examine military links and mutual doctrinal and operational interactions between Israeli and U.S. armed forces since the beginning of American arms sales to Israel in the early 1960s.

September 2006 – August 2007

 

2005-2006

Gu Ho Eom
Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

Dr. Eom is chairperson of the Russian Studies Department at the Graduate School of International Studies, Hanyang University, Korea. Dr. Eom is the first Korean to receive a doctoral degree from Moscow State University. During his stay at the Institute, Dr. Eom will continue to do research on Russian economy, in particular the role of government in transition economies. Dr. Eom plans to use the University library as well as other available resources in Washington for his research.

January 2005 – March 2006


Jorg Jacobs
European University Viadrina, Germany

Dr. Jacobs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Sociology and Culture at European University Viadrina, Germany. During his stay at the Institute, Dr. Jacobs will be collecting information for his project entitled "Readiness to Defend Europe: the Social Context of a Common Defense and Foreign Policy." Dr. Jacobs is part of ongoing exchange between the Institute and European University Viadrina.

September 2005


Wanda Jarzabek
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Dr. Jarzabek is a researcher at the Institute for Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Jarzabek has been awarded the prestigious Kosciuszko Fellowship to conduct five months of research at the Institute. During her stay, she will be researching "Poland and détente," human rights protection, and the Conference on Security and Collaboration in Europe. These academic pursuits are part of her larger research topic that focuses on German Question in the Polish foreign policy after 1945.

September 2005 – December 2005


Olof Kronvall
Swedish National Defense College, Sweden

Dr. Kronvall is a researcher at the Department of War Studies at the Swedish National Defense College. During his stay at the Institute, Dr. Kronvall will be conducting research on American military doctrine at the strategic level from the end of the Vietnam War to the present. His research in Washington will allow him to write a report that he will present to the Swedish Ministry of Defense. Dr. Kronvall specializes in the area of military history and security policy.

September 2005 – May 2006


Sylvi Listhaug
Ambassador Robert Stuart Fellow and Independent Scholar, Norway

Ms. Listhaug has been awarded the prestigious Ambassador Robert Stewart Fellowship to spend five months at The George Washington University. During her time at the university, Ms. Listhaugh will have an opportunity to observe classes, as well as work on Capitol Hill on social issues in the United States.

August 2005 – December 2005


Eliza Matthews
Queensland University, Australia

Ms. Matthews is a Ph.D. student at the University of Queensland. Ms. Matthews has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2005-2006 academic year. During her time at the Institute, Ms. Matthews will conduct research on the history of the United States’ foreign policy, as well as on the nuclear relationship of the United States and its allies towards North Korea, South Asia, and the Middle East.

October 2005 – October 2006


Pavel Prikryl
Charles University, Czech Republic

Mr. Prikryl is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Social Sciences at the Charles University, Czech Republic. Mr. Prikryl has been awarded a nine-month Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research on his dissertation entitled "Security of the New West: Transatlantic Partnerships 1963-1968." Mr. Prikryl received his M.A. from Charles University where he specialized in history of transatlantic security relations.

September 2005 – June 2006


Stephan Redlich
European University Viadrina, Frankfurt Oder, Germany

Mr. Stephan Redlich is a PhD student at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder, Germany. During his stay at the Institute Mr. Redlich will be conducting research on his PhD dissertation titled "Terrorism and the Swedish Extreme Right: An Analysis of the Political Spectrum and the Movement Level."

October – December 2005


Andreas Wenger
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Dr. Wenger is a professor of international security policy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and director of the Center for Security Studies. The Center is part of the Center for International and Comparative Studies, which runs the International Relations and Security Network (ISN), a leading global platform for international relations and security policy on the internet. Dr. Wenger is currently working on a book on NATO in the 1960s, in collaboration with Tom Blanton and Malcolm Byrne of the National Security Archive.

September 2005 – March 2006


Vladimir Zolotykh
Udmurt States University, Russia

Dr. Zolotykh is a docent professor in the Department of Contemporary History and International Relations at the Udmurt State University, Russia. Dr. Zholotykh has been awarded a nine-month Fulbright Fellowship by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. During his stay at the Institute, Dr. Zolotykh will be working on his research entitled "The Republican Party and Contemporary Social Policy in the USA: the Role of the Policy Transfer and International Learning in the Development of Social Welfare Delivery in the Russian Federation." His area of specialization is modern history and political process and parties in the United States.

September 2005 – May 2006

 

2004-2005

Erin Black
University of Toronto, Canada

Ms. Black is a recipient of a Canada-US Fulbright award for her research project entitled "Debating America's Place in the Global Arena, 1965-1974." Ms. Black is a Ph.D. Student at the Department of History, University of Toronto. Her focus is on the history of international relations, particularly the history of American foreign policy.

September 2004 – May 2005


Philip Davies
Brunel University, United Kindgom

Dr. Davies is a lecturer in the School of International Science, Brunel University, United Kingdom. He was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to conduct research on "Comparative Analysis of Intelligence in the UK and USA." At Brunel University, Dr. Davies teaches undergraduate courses in international relations and also has established the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies (BCISS).

September 2004 – December 2004


Gu Ho Eom
Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

Dr. Eom is chairperson of the Russian Studies Department at the Graduate School of International Studies, Hanyang University, Korea. Dr. Eom is the first Korean to receive a doctoral degree from Moscow State University. During his stay at the Institute, Dr. Eom will continue to do research on Russian economy, in particular the role of government in transition economies. Dr. Eom plans to use the University library as well as other available resources in Washington for his research.

January 2005 – March 2006


Andreas Goldthau
Free University, Berlin, Germany

Mr. Goldthau is a Ph.D. Student in the Political and Social Sciences Faculty at the Free University in Berlin, Germany. During his stay at the Institute, Mr. Goldthau will do research on his Ph.D. dissertation on the political economy of reform politics in Russia. Mr. Goldthau is part of the ongoing exchange of students and scholars between the Elliott School and Free University.

October 2004 – December 2004


Rebecca Katz
Princeton University, USA

Ms. Katz is a Ph.D. student at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research, Princeton University. During her stay at the Institute Ms. Katz will be working on her Ph.D. dissertation titled "Yellow Rain Revisited: Lessons Learned from Chemical and Biological Weapons Investigations." Her areas of study are biological and chemical warfare, demography, infectious disease epidemiology, national security policy and refugee health.

August 2004 – December 2004


Merve Kavakci – Visiting Professor/Scholar

Ms. Merve Kavakci is a lecturer on culture and international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs. A former Member of Parliament, Ms. Kavakci is one of the pioneers in the women's political movement in Turkey in the 1990s. Her main expertise is in the area of democratization of Muslim society and the role of religion in secular Muslim states. She has authored numerous articles, the most recent one appearing in Foreign Policy "Headscarf Heresy." Also her first book, Basortusuz Demokrasi (Scarfless Democracy) (Istanbul: Timas Publications), was published in February 2004.

Congressional Briefing: Commission on Cooperation and Security in Europe, April 12, 2005 (P D F icon460 KB)

Testimony: United Nations Commission on Human Rights, March 23, 2005 (P D F icon25 KB)

September 2004 – May 2005


Se-Eun Kwon
Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Dr. Kwon is an Assistant Professor at Kyung Hee University in the Department of Political Science, where he teaches courses on post-Soviet politics and Russian regional politics and government. During AY 2004-2005, Dr. Kwon will be on sabbatical leave from Kyung Hee University and will be doing research on political transformation in Russia.

September 2004 – May 2005


Johan Lembke
Adjunct Professor/Visiting Scholar - Sweden

Dr. Lembke was a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) since the fall of 2001. In 2002–2003, Dr. Lembke worked as a full-time consultant at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. In early 2003, Edward Elgar published Dr. Lembke's book in the United States entitled Competition for Technological Leadership: EU Policy for High Technology. His post-doctoral research interests focus on transatlantic relations, politics of high technology, and the Baltic Sea region in international affairs. Dr. Lembke became director of Texas A & M University's European Union Center in May 2005.

September 2004 – May 2005


Roman Malskyy
Ivan Franco National Unversity, Ukraine

Dr. Roman Malskyy is Associate Professor in the Department of Post Graduate Studies at the Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine. During his stay at the Institute Dr. Malskyy will be examining relations between external and internal economic policies as an element of commercial diplomacy. Dr. Malskyy is part of the ongoing scholar exchange sponsored by the Petrach Endowment.

January 2005 – May 2005


Teodor Marijanovic
Respekt Weekly, Czech Republic

Mr. Marijanovic has been selected as a Fulbright/American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellow for 2004-2005. Mr. Marijanovic is respected journalist, currently serving as Foreign Desk Head of the Respekt Weekly paper. Previously he worked for BBC and Associate Press. During his stay at the Institute Mr. Marijanovic will start to do research on "the future of transatlantic relations" focusing on factors that influence U.S. foreign policy towards Europe. He will finish off his fellowship on Capitol Hill working as a Legislative Assistant.

September 2004 – November 2004


Sutayut Osornprasop
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Mr. Osornprasop is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. While at the Institute Mr. Osornprasop will be conducting mainly archival research at the National Archives (College Park, Maryland), Library of Congress, Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library (Austin, Texas). The information he gains from the archival research will be used for his Ph.D. dissertation titled: "Thailand's involvement in the Vietnam War, the Secret War in Laos and the Conflicts in Cambodia (1962-1975)."

January 2005 – May 2005


Olivier Palluault
University of Paris, France

Mr. Palluault is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Paris (Pantheon-Assas). During his stay at the Institute Mr. Pallualut will be working on his dissertation titled, "Critical Infrastructure Protection Policy in the United States and Its Impact on France and the United Kingdom." Mr. Palluault will compare homeland security initiatives on policies in France, in the UK and in the US.

September 2004 – May 2005


Priscilla Roberts
Fulbright Fellow – Hong Kong

Dr. Priscilla Roberts is a lecturer in history at the University of Hong Kong and director of the Center of American Studies. Dr. Roberts received a 12-month Fulbright grant. The title of her project is "The Origins and Impact of the Twentieth Century U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment, 1914 to the Vietnam War." Dr. Roberts intends to carry out intensive research in collections in the Library of Congress and the National Archives, focusing upon the emergence from World War I onwards of a U.S. foreign policy establishment, and its influence and role in moving the twentieth-century United States towards internationalist and "Atlanticist" policies. She is particularly interested in the public-private policymaking nexus.

June 2004 – December 2004


Hryhoriy Shamborovskyy
Ivan Franco National University, Ukraine

Mr. Hryhoriy Shamborovskyy is an assistant professor in the Department of International Economic Relations, Ivan Franko National University, Lviv, Ukraine. During his stay at the Institute, Mr. Shamborovskyy will be doing research titled " Social-economic efficiency of integration processes in North America and Europe: NAFTA and EU." Mr. Shamborovskyy is part of the ongoing scholar exchange sponsored by the Petrach Endowment.

January 2005 – May 2005

 

 

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Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES director, was quoted in the New York Times' review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's new film "Leviathan."

Professor Henry Hale was interviewed by CNN on Putin's popular support.

Professor Henry Hale appears as a guest on Scholar’s Circle, a syndicated radio talk show, to speak about Russia’s relations with the West.

Professor Peter Rollberg was interviewed by BuzzFeedNews about Johnson's Russia List, which is published through IERES. The article was reprinted by the Ukrainian service StopFake.org

Professor Robert Orttung co-authors article on increasing media censorship in Russia.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's policy-drivers in the Arctic.

Professor Eliot Sorel analyzes recent presidential elections in Romania.

Professor Marlene Laruelle's paper on Russia's policy towards Central Asia published in EUCAM.

Associate Director Cory Welt analyzes the current Georgian political climate in Foreign Policy.

Professor Hope Harrison authors an article in The Washington Post about five myths surrounding the Berlin Wall and another article in The Wilson Quarterly about German perspectives on the fall of the Wall. Read the articles here and here. In addition, a German-language article of hers devoted to the fall of the Wall recently appeared in the Berlin Tagesspiegel, and she was recently filmed in a video created by the US Embassy in Germany where she explains the building and fall of the Berlin Wall.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times about Ukraine's recent elections.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on the Kremlin's international propaganda practices.

Recent Mumbai water conference covered by the Times of India.

Participants in a recent conference Central Asia Program speakers quoted by Al Jazeera on Uyghur affairs.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on Russian nationalism and Eastern Ukraine.

Associate Director Cory Welt was interviewed on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Russia, and U.S. policy. Read the transcripts here and here.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.

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