Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
IERES-affiliated faculty members may apply for scholarly research assistance and GW students may apply for the opportunity to work as research assistants for IERES faculty.
Information for students:
For student applicants, priority is given to graduate students, particularly from the Elliott School, but undergraduates may also apply. Preferences go to students who are:
- Enrolled in the European and Eurasian Studies program;
- Enrolled in other Elliott School M.A. programs;
- Enrolled in Ph.D. programs in any discipline working on topics in European, Russian, or Eurasian studies;
- Federal Work Study students;
- Members of other affiliated programs;
Important restrictions: Current holders of full-time fellowships from GWU or The Elliott School of International Affairs are not eligible. Current holders of additional GW-funded job(s) may not work more than 40 hours per week between/among all GW-funded jobs. Hours recorded in excess of 40 hours will not be funded.
Compensation will be at the rate of $12.00 per hour. The number of weeks worked per semester and then the number of hours worked per week will vary. Pay is for hours worked only, as verified by the faculty sponsor. Students cannot be paid for work done prior to their formally getting on the payroll.
Information for faculty:
IERES-affiliated faculty who are conducting research on Europe are eligible to apply. Please send an email to email@example.com containing a brief proposal (no more than one page) that outlines the research assistance you require (including any particular skills, such as language or statistical knowledge) and describes its importance for you. If there is a specific student with whom you wish to work, please specify this; otherwise we will try to match you with a student applicant who best matches your needs. Hours allocated must be used during the semester in which they were awarded.
Research assistance is supported by the Maria H. Davis European Studies Endowment and by a gift from A. Michael Hoffman.
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Professor Robert Orttung quoted in Bloomberg article on 7/24 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 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 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.