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A. Michael Hoffman

A. Michael Hoffman established generous funding for the research and study of Europe and Eurasia in memory of his father, George Hoffman, who had been a long-time professor of the geography of southern and central Europe. George Hoffman spent most of his career as a professor of geography at the University of Texas at Austin. He then was the first director of East European Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and also a Research Associate of our Institute. The George Washington University Archive holds Professor Hoffman's papers, which include documents on his involvement with Marshall Plan of reconstruction for post-World War II Europe and many pictures of Europe before and after World War II. A. Michael Hoffman is the Chairman of Palamon Capital Partners in London and a member of the International Council of the Elliott School. A. Michael Hoffman funding supports the Hoffman Dissertation Completion Fellowships, the Hoffman Conference Travel Grants, and a wide variety of IERES activities and events.

 

Events

Hydrocarbons, Governance, and Social Accountability in the Caspian Basin and Beyond
Monday, October 20, 2014

A Missed Opportunity? U.S. Public Diplomacy towards Czechoslovakia, 1945-1953
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Europe's Southern Periphery
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Birth of Heroes: A Biography of Milan Ratislav Štefánik
Thursday, October 30, 2014

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News

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.

Dr. Eliot Sorel will co-chair the WPA 2015 Bucharest International Congress on innovation in primary care mental health.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments about the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in GW Today.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia's foreign energy policy.

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