Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
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.
Be on the look-out for more exciting events in 2015!
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.
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.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.