Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Staff

Peter Rollberg
Director, IERES
Director, European and Eurasian Studies MA Program
Professor of Slavic Languages, Film Studies and International Affairs

(Russian literature and film)
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202.994.7084
rgpeter@gwu.edu

Cory Welt
Associate Director, IERES
Co-Project Director, PONARS Eurasia
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202.994.8362

cwelt@gwu.edu

Robert Orttung
Assistant Director, IERES
Co-Editor, Russian Analytical Digest
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs
(Energy security, democracy, federalism)
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202.994.5730
rorttung@gwu.edu

Marlene Laruelle
Director, Central Asia Program (CAP)
Research Professor of International Affairs
(Russia, Arctic, Central Asia, politics, society and identity)
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202.994.3368 
laruelle@gwu.edu
www.marlene-laruelle.com

Alexander Schmemann
Managing Editor, PONARS Eurasia
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202.994.2072
aschmem@gwu.edu

Olga Novikova
Program Coordinator, PONARS Eurasia
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202.994.5915
novikova@gwu.edu

Evan Alterman
Operations Manager, IERES
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202-994-6342
ealterman@gwu.edu

 

Ashley Bandura
Program Assistant, Central Asia Program (CAP)
1957 E Street, Suite 412
202.994.9509
abandura@gwu.edu


Events

Tracking Factors of Change in Tajikistan
March 10, 2015

Cinema Club Film Screening: Aksuat
March 12, 2015

Negotiating Identity in Kyrgyzstan: Nationality, Islam, and the Meaning of Tradition
March 17, 2015

The Second Turkmen Culture Club
March 24, 2015

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News

Professor Robert Orttung is interviewed by the National Public Radio in an audio clip titled, "'Frozen Conflict' in Ukraine Opens Door for Corruption."

Professor Robert Orttung co-authors article for Foreign Policy website about how Russia uses frozen conflicts to destabilize its reform-minded neighbors.

Professor Harris Mylonas discusses the Greek financial crisis in a Voice of America article.

Professor Robert Orttung co-authors op-eds in the Washington Post about Putin's approval ratings and in the Moscow Times about Russian propaganda.

Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES director, was quoted in the New York Times' review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's new film "Leviathan." He was also interviewed in an original IERES video about his thoughts on the work.

Professor Harris Mylonas was interviewed by Bulgarian newspaper Presa about Greek elections, and he and Akis Georgakellos wrote a report on the elections as well as an analysis of the new government's attempts to re-negotiate Greece's bailout terms. These pieces are part of the Washington Post's blog The Monkey Cage, and the latter has been mentioned by other Washington Post articles and the German-language Blogumschau news forum.

Professor Marlene Laruelle published a paper in the Russian Analytical Digest on Central Asian nations' reactions to the crisis in Ukraine.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, a visiting scholar at the Institute from 2002-2003, was recently elected president of Croatia.

Professor Henry Hale was interviewed about his new book Patronal Politics on the Scholars' Circle radio show.

Professor Harris Mylonas was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the political situation in Greece.

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 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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