Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Faculty Support

IERES is able to support its full-time faculty with a number of opportunities,
including:

Research assistance. IERES faculty are eligible to apply for limited student research assistance. For details on the program and how to apply, please click here.

Book launches. If an IERES faculty member has a book on Europe or Eurasia coming out in 2012 or later, IERES can organize a public event where the author can present it and we can celebrate its publication, perhaps over lunch or some kind of reception. Faculty inquiries should be directed to IERES Assistant Director Robert Orttung (rorttung@gwu.edu).

Book incubators. For IERES faculty who have a book manuscript that is fully drafted but still needs input from other specialists before a final edit is performed, IERES may be able to organize a "book incubator" workshop for it. For these book incubators, we invite a small group of specialists from the DC area plus (budget permitting) someone we fly in from another U.S. city for a day or half day to discuss the manuscript with an eye to improving it for a final revision before publication. These should generally be books intended for a peer-reviewed academic press and relating directly to Europe or Eurasia as we define it. Faculty inquiries should be directed to IERES Assistant Director Robert Orttung (rorttung@gwu.edu).

Opportunities for teaching and research in Ukraine. IERES' Petrach Program on Ukraine can support faculty interested in teaching for a semester at the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine. Interested faculty should contact the IERES Director approximately a year before the planned visit since this will require setting aside funds from the William and Helen Petrach Endowment and making arrangements with Ivan Franko National University. When funds are available, IERES can also provide some limited support for faculty to conduct field research in Ukraine, perhaps in connection with giving a lecture or two at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. Interested faculty should contact IERES Director Henry Hale at least three months in advance of the planned research trip to discuss this possibility.

 

Events

Reimagining Post-Soviet Central Asia: The role of the GCC and Articulating Geopolitical Identities through Capital Cities
Friday, November 21, 2014

Reporting from the Frontlines in Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014

Enclaves in the post-Communist Central Asia: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kazakh Security Policy and its Postion as a Vanguard for East-West Co-Operation
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Film Screening: Days Gone By (O'tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni)
Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Curious Rise and Developent of Central Asian Nationalisms
Friday, December 12, 2014

From Empires of Faith to Nationalizations of Islam & the Globalization of Jihad in Central Asia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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News

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 will be participating in The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's event "25 Years after the Fall of the Wall – Personal Accounts" on November 12. More information can be found here.

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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