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.
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 (June 12, 2014).
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.