Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Doctoral Student Fellows 2012-2013
Bret Barrowman is a Ph.D. student in political science developing a dissertation on public sector corruption and reform in clientelist political systems, with a focus on comparing civil service reform in the Republic of Georgia and Ukraine. His research interests include corruption, political clientelism, political parties, informal institutions, and state-building, with an emphasis on the former Soviet Union. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Studies from Stetson University, and an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
Christopher Mitchell is a Ph.D. student in political science, focusing on the political economy of financial politics, especially on state responses to banking and financial crises. His research examines the ways in which divergent patterns of organization of private actors shapes the political strength of banks in crisis, and thus the policy options chosen by states. His dissertation examines state responses to the 2007-2009 crisis in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.A. from Boston College. He speaks German and French.
Putin 3.0 - One Year Later
Tuesday, May 28, 4:00-6:00
Traps of Political Succession in Kazakhstan
Wednesday, May 29, 12:00-1:30
Promoting Sustainability in Russia's Arctic Cities
Thursday, May 30, 9:00-4:45
Friday, May 31, 9:00-4:45
Visiting Scholar Aglaya Snetkov comments on Kyrgyzstan's decision to close the Manas airbase to the US in mid-2014 for Voice of America [in Russian].
Visiting Scholar Aglaya Snetkov speaks about the US-Russia reset [part 2].
Professor Scheherazade Rehman blogs about the state of the global economy.
Visiting Scholar Ivan Kurilla and Ph.D. Student Charles Sullivan analyze US-Russia relations on the anniversary of the victory over the Nazis in WWII [in Russian].
Professor Harris Mylonas discusses nation-building in a recent article for e-International Relations.
Professor Scheherazade Rehman blogs about austerity in the Eurozone.
Professor Henry Hale authors policy paper on prospects for Afghanistan in 2014.
Proessor Hope M. Harrison authors article about looking back at the history of the Berlin Wall.
Professor Marlene Laruelle edits volume on Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia.