Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

EES Courses

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

 

Economics Requirement:

ECON 6280 Survey of International Economics

ECON 6283 International Trade Theory and Policy

ECON 6284 International Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

 

Events

Book Event: Milan Panic "Prime Minister for Peace: My Struggle for Serbian Democracy"
April 20, 2015

Islam, Secularism and Security in Central Asia and Beyond
April 21, 2015

Reforms in Ukraine: Can They Succeed?
April 21, 2015

Do Color Revolutions Really Happen?
April 23, 2015

Power and Honor: Rethinking the Paradigms of the Post-Soviet Transition
April 23, 2015

Diversification of Energy Exports and Capacity Building in Turkmenistan
May 14, 2015

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News

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article "Russia as a 'Divided Nation'" in the journal Problems of Post-Communism (also available on Academia.edu)

Professor Kimberly Morgan and Alexander Reisenbichler (a former IERES PhD fellow) publish a chapter entitled "The German Labor Market: No Longer the Sick Man of Europe" in an e-book on the German economy. Other contributters include Peter Hall, Philippe Schmitter, and many others.

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article on recent presidential elections in Uzbekistan on eucentralasia.eu.

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 writes an article on youth patriotic clubs in Russia (available on Academia.edu).

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 Robert Orttung co-authors op-eds in the Washington Post about Putin's approval ratings and in the Moscow Times about Russian propaganda.

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.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on the Kremlin's international propaganda practices.

Recent Mumbai water conference covered by the Times of India.

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.

Associate Director Cory Welt was interviewed on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Russia, and U.S. policy. Read the transcripts here and here.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.

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