Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Past Events

IERES, the National Endowment for Democracy, and PEERS hosted a panel on Ukrainian youth and the Maidan.
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PONARS Eurasia held an event on Russia's annexation of Crimea (March 21, 2014).
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IERES and the National Endowment for Democracy hosted a panel on state-run media in authoritarian societies.
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Roma rights activist and scholar and winner of the 2013 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Angela Kocze spoke at the 2013 World Youth Democracy Forum (December 6, 2013).
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PONARS Eurasia held its Annual Policy Conference (September 23-24, 2013).
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Professor of Law Armando Marques Guedes gave a talk on The Reconstruction of Central and Eastern Europe (September 6, 2013).
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Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor S. Ivanov spoke about global developments and U.S.-Russian relations (April 4, 2013).
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PONARS Eurasia co-hosted a conference on Russia as a Global Power: Contending Views from Russia (March 18, 2013).
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Professor Harris Mylonas discusses nation-building and the politics of ethnicity in his new book The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities.
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IERES hosted Francois Rivasseau, Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Head of Delegation of The European Union to the US, and Member of the Advisory Board on Disarmament of the UN Secretary General, on October 15. He discussed the relationship between the EU and other international organizations such as the UN, NATO, the World Bank, and the IMF, during this time of crisis. He also assessed the place of the EU in the new global order (October 15, 2012).
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IERES hosts a panel discussion on Georgia's recent parliamentary elections, featuring Thomas de Waal (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Niklas Nilsson (Uppsala and Sodertorn Universities), and Cory Welt (IERES) (October 4, 2012).
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PONARS Eurasia holds its 2012 annual policy conference (September 14, 2012).
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Panel 1: A Russian Spring? Protests and Public Opinion in Russia video icon
Panel 2: Cross-Border Conflict and Cooperation in Central Asia video icon

IERES hosts a panel discussion on the Roma and Racism in Europe (May 3, 2012).
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The World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students Meeting with the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner: Nabeel Rajab of Bahrain (December 2, 2011).
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PONARS Eurasia hosts its 2011 annual policy conference (September 9, 2011).
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PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference Book.

Hope Harrison, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at GW, speaks on the history and significance of the Berlin Wall around the 50th anniversary of its construction (June 1, 2011).
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Peter Rutland delivers the Fourth James Millar Lecture, entitled "Russian Economic Development and Prospects.
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EU Ambassador to the US Joao Vale de Almeida speaks on the financial crisis, EU foreign policy, and Arab revolutions (April 21, 2011).
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Sergei Zhuk, Associate Professor of History at Ball State University, gives a talk entitled "Rock and Roll, Disco Mafia and the Collapse of Communism."
Read Taras Kuzio's review of Zhuk's book, Rock and Roll in the Rocket City: The West, Identity, and Ideology in Soviet Dniepropetrovsk, 1960-1985

Oleg Kozlovsky, co-founder of the Solidamost United Democratic Movement and co-founder of Oborona, a democratic youth movement in Russia, gives a talk entitled "Democracy: New Tools for the Struggle" (December 3, 2010).
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Taras Kuzio, editor of Ukraine Analyst, spoke about Ukraine 200 days after President Yanukovych took office and after local elections (November 17, 2010).
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PONARS Eurasia hosts its 2010 annual policy conference (October 22, 2010).
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PONARS Eurasia Policy Conference Book.

Mitchell Orenstein, associate professor at SAIS, discussed the political economy of financial crisis in Poland and Hungary (September 2010).
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Taras Kuzio, editor of Ukraine Analyst, spoke about Ukraine 100 days after President Yanukovych takes office (June 2, 2010).
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Sheri Berman spoke at IERES about her current project on the construction of modern states.
Read Dr. Berman's paper "The Challenge of State Building in Historical Perspective: Coercion, Compromise and Cooptation in the Making of Modern States."

Zakir Chotaev, Henry Hale, Erica Marat, Eric McGlinchey and Sean Roberts discuss recent developments in Kyrgyzstan (April 8, 2010).
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Zakir Chotaev, IERES visiting scholar, speaks about the development of the Kyrgyz Republic's internal political system and the main priorities of its foreign policy.
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Temuri Yakobashvili, Georgian state minister for reintegration, explains the country's new strategy for rebuilding ties with the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
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Read the text of the Georgian state strategy.

Taras Kuzio, editor of Ukraine Analyst, speaks about the outcome of the Ukrainian presidential elections and their implications in his February 2010 discussion entitled "What Does the Election of Yanukovych Mean for Ukraine?"
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The Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) holds an event, "Beyond the Orange Revolution: Does Ukraine's Democracy Matter?"
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Taras Kuzio, editor of Ukraine Analyst, discusses the Ukranian presidential elections, including the candidates and the issues facing Ukraine's next leader, during his January 2010 lecture at IERES, "Ukraine's 2010 Presidential Elections: Who Will Be Elected Ukraine's Next President and Why?"
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Adam Michnik, editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest daily newspaper, discusses the twentieth anniversary of democracy in Central and Southeast Europe.
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Events

Regulating Religion in Central Asia
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Britain and the Transatlantic Relationship: NATO Summit, EU Reform, and the Scottish Referendum
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Redress and Remebrance: Interventions in Postwar Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, after Genocide
Thursday, September 18, 2014

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News

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.

Dr. Eliot Sorel will co-chair the WPA 2015 Bucharest International Congress on innovation in primary care mental health.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments about the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in GW Today.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia's foreign energy policy.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung speaks about the Russian media landscape in the The Elliott School of International Affairs' Beyond the Headlines series.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung publishes the 2014 report on Russia for Freedom House's Nations in Transit.

Associate Director Cory Welt authors a piece on Petro Poroshenko's victory in Ukraine's presidential elections

Assistant Director Robert Orttung blogs about Russian media.

Associate Director Cory Welt authors book chapter on the historical origins of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts.

Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded research grant and Robert K. Merton Award from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his dissertation research.

Director Peter Rollberg authors article on politics and Russian miniseries.

Director Peter Rollberg reviews Kazakh filmmaker Adelkhan Yerzhanov's The Constructors.

Professor Hope Harrison authors book chapter on German memory of the Berlin Wall.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on national identity and Russian television.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Uzbekistan's and Tajikistan's policy toward Afghanistan.

Professor Henry Hale co-authors article on Putin and Russian elections.

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