Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies holds discussions and seminars throughout the year on a wide range of topics pertaining to Europe and Eurasia. These generally include domestic developments, international relations, history, security, economics and culture. We also have some more specific areas of study for which we hold seminars and conferences.
- the international history of the cold war and its legacies, the subject of the GW Cold War Group (GWCW);
- a project on History, Memory and the Politics of the Past;
- the Petrach program on Ukraine
- the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia)
- a journal on post-Soviet democratization, Demokratizatsiya; and
- the Stuart program on Northern Europe.
This first two of these encompass not only Europe and Eurasia, but the whole globe. The latter are more geographically focused.
Weapons of the Meek: How Religious Groups Influence Democratic Politics
Friday, December 13, 1:00-2:30
The Second Central Asia Fellowship Seminar
Monday, December 16, 4:00-6:30
Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments on recent developments in Ukraine in GW Today.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov co-author article on the Sochi Olympics and Russia's civil society.
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle comments on Russia's new anti-terrorist law and its impact on insurgency.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors book Russia's Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North.
Professor Harris Mylonas quoted in article on the Golden Dawn.
Professor Henry Farrell co-authors article on U.S. foreign policy and security leaks in Foreign Affairs.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung writes about the Kremlin and Russian NGOs.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors piece on the Kremlin's conservative ideology.
Voice of America writes about IERES event on the impact of the financial crisis on the European periphery [in Greek].