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.
Youth in Kazakhstan: Societal Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, April 21, 9:00-6:30
Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Historiography
Monday, April 21, 4:00-5:00
Soviet and Russian Environmental Practices
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00
Professor Marlene Laruelle co-authors policy brief on presidential successions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Ph.D. Student Lisel Hintz writes about Turkish democracy and the opposition in The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors article on Iran's role in Central Asia for Al Jazeera.
Visiting Scholar Agustin Rossi publishes article on internet privacy and the European Data Protection Directive.
Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.
Associate Director Cory Welt interviewed on the Ed Schultz radio talk show on the conflict in Crimea.
Professor Laura Engel authors feature article on internationalizing schools in National Capital Language Resource Center's Newsletter.
Professor Laura Engel blogs about international large-scale assessments for Education Week.