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.
Constructing the Narratives of Identity and Power: Self-Imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation
Thursday, March 6, 4:00-5:00
Turkey in Crisis? Transformations of the State and Civil Society
Thursday, March 6, 4:00-5:30
The Unique Role of the American University of Central Asia
Wednesday, March 12, 4:30-7:00
Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments in Voice of America on the fate of the G8 and on the possability of sanctions against Russia [in Russian] (March 3, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments in Voice of America on the Western response to Ukraine [in Russian] (March 3, 2014).
Associate Director Cory Welt writes on the formation of a new Ukrainian government [in Russian].
Professor Harris Mylonas wins 2014 Council of European Studies Book Award Prize for his book The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities.
Professor James Hershberg edits volume on the Cold War and ice hockey politics.
Professor James Hershberg authors book chapter on the end of the Cold War and Cold War history.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung speaks about Ukraine after Yanukovych.
Professor Scheherazade Rehman blogs about the failure to predict financial crises.
Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov quoted in New York Times article on construction for the Sochi Olympics.
Associate Director Cory Welt writes about resolving the crisis in Ukraine.
Latvian website reports on IERES event on state media [in Russian].
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle discusses the myth of the black widow.