Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Note: GW offers a wide range of courses that can count toward the Europe-Eurasia (EE) requirement for either the European and Eurasian Studies (EES) MA Program or the Europe-Eurasia concentration in the International Affairs MA Program at the Elliott School. What follows is a list of such courses that we anticipate being taught during the current and future academic years (though please be aware that this can change).
Be aware that GW has additional courses that may count toward the EE requirement, but that are not taught regularly and hence are not listed here. Please check the schedule of classes each semester to see if there are other courses listed that might count; if you find one that is not on the following list but that you would like to take and that you think should count toward the EE requirement, please contact the program director for approval. (A good rule of thumb is that the course has at least 50% Europe-Eurasia content.)
Section A : Western, Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe
HIST 6001 Special Topics Seminar:
- European Decolonization
- Atlantic History, Early Modern Europe
HIST 6042 World War II
HIST 6050 Modernization, Imperialism, Globalization
HIST 6101 Special Topics: European History
HIST 6120 Seminar: Early Modern European History
HIST 6121 Reading/Research Seminar: Modern European History
HIST 6128 Europe and the World, 1500-Present
HIST 6133 English People and Institutions
HIST 6135 British Imperialism
HIST 6170 Reading Seminar: Eastern Europe 1772-1918
HIST 6171 Eastern European History, 1919-1945
IAFF 6338 The European Union
IAFF 6338 NATO Enlargement
IAFF 6338 Transatlantic Partnership in the 21st Century
IAFF 6338 Turkey's Place in Europe
IAFF 6378 Turkish Politics and Society
IAFF 6505 European Union Foreign Policy
PSC 6360 Western European Politics
PSC 6361 Politics of European Integration
PSC 6362 Nation-Building in the Balkans
PSC 6364 Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe
PSC 6465 International Politics of Eastern Europe
Section B : Post-Soviet/Post-communist Countries
EDUC 6602 Education, Transformation, and the Former Soviet Union
GEOG 6265 Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors
HIST 6001 Special Topics Seminar:
- Central Asian History
- History of the Russian and Soviet Empires
HIST 6030 Uses of History in International Affairs (only the section reserved for EES, Prof. Stronski's, or Prof. Harrison's if you write your paper on an applicable topic)
HIST 6180 History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union
HIST 6185 Russian and Soviet Thought
HIST 6188 Soviet Foreign Policy: 1917-91
IAFF 6138 Post-Soviet Democracy Development
IAFF 6338 Geopolitics of Eurasian Energy
IAFF 6338 Central Asia: Society, Security, and Economy
IAFF 6338 History and Politics of the Caucasus
IAFF 6338 NATO Enlargement
IAFF 6338 Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia
IAFF 6338 Security in Russia and Eurasia
IAFF 6338 Terrorism and Conflict in the North Caucasus
PSC 6333 Comparative Politics of Post Communist Systems
PSC 6366 Government and Politics of Russia
ECON 6280 Survey of International Economics
ECON 6283 International Trade Theory and Policy
ECON 6284 International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
Party and Voter Learning in New Democracies
April 3, 2015
The First Uzbekistan Initiative Workshop
April 6, 2015
Central Asia Cinema Club Film Screening: Beshkempir
April 16, 2015
Islam, Secularism and Security in Central Asia and Beyond
April 21, 2015
Do Color Revolutions Really Happen?
April 23, 2015
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on US sanctions on Alexander Dugin in Foreign Affairs.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article on events in Greece in 2013 in the European Journal of Political Research.
Professors Marlene Laruelle draws attention to Kazakhstan's attitude toward the Eurasian Union and Sebastien Peyrouse analyzes Kyrgyzstan's prospects for accession therein in the most recent edition of the Russian Analytical Digest.
Professor Robert Orttung quoted in an article in Vice News about online tactics used by EU, NATO, and Russia.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes a paper on the mythmaking of Novorossiya (available on Academia.edu).
Professor Robert Orttung and two undergraduate IERES students - Elizabeth Nelson and Anthony Livshen - write an article in the Washington Post on how Russia Today operates across different language platforms on Youtube to spread Kremlin messages about Ukraine.
Professor Eliot Sorel to lead panel on mental health in Bucharest from June 24 to June 27 as part of an international congress integrating primary care, mental care, and public health.
Professor Robert Orttung, together with students from GWU and the University of Chicago, publish an article on Russian television and the Internet.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article entitled "The Ukrainian Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape" in Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives.
Professor Cory Welt was quoted by the Voice of America on the implications of Ukraine’s Minsk II cease-fire agreement.
Professor Cory Welt was interviewed by Imedi, a Georgian television station, on the role of Georgian officials in Ukraine’s government.
Professor Robert Orttung is interviewed by the National Public Radio in an audio clip entitled "'Frozen Conflict' in Ukraine Opens Door for Corruption."
Professor Robert Orttung co-authors article for Foreign Policy website about how Russia uses frozen conflicts to destabilize its reform-minded neighbors.
Professor Cory Welt was quoted by Deutsche Welle on the possibility of U.S. arms provision to Ukraine. His comments on the same subject for PONARS Eurasia were published in the Washington Post’s blog The Monkey Cage.
Professor Harris Mylonas discusses the Greek financial crisis in a Voice of America article.
Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES director, was quoted in the New York Times' review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's new film "Leviathan." He was also interviewed in an original IERES video about his thoughts on the work.
Professor Harris Mylonas was interviewed by Bulgarian newspaper Presa about Greek elections, and he and Akis Georgakellos wrote a report on the elections as well as an analysis of the new government's attempts to re-negotiate Greece's bailout terms. These pieces are part of the Washington Post's blog The Monkey Cage, and the latter has been mentioned by other Washington Post articles and the German-language Blogumschau news forum.
Professor Marlene Laruelle published a paper in the Russian Analytical Digest on Central Asian nations' reactions to the crisis in Ukraine.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, a visiting scholar at the Institute from 2002-2003, was recently elected president of Croatia.
Professor Henry Hale was interviewed about his new book Patronal Politics on the Scholars' Circle radio show.
Professor Harris Mylonas was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the political situation in Greece.
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 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.