Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
IERES is able to support its full-time faculty with a number of opportunities,
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 (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Tracking Factors of Change in Tajikistan
March 10, 2015
Professor Robert Orttung is interviewed by the National Public Radio in an audio clip titled, "'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 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.