Professor Eliot Sorel presented his lecture “Brain & Belonging: Integrating 21st Century Scientific Innovations and Global Social Challenges” at the International Mental Health Congress in Moscow, Russia on October 5, 2018. Please click here for a photo of Professor Sorel with Professors Roy Kallivayalil (Idaho), Marianne Kastrup (Denmark), Fernando Lolas (Chile), and Thomas Craig Jamieson (UK).
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift by the US and UK, the History Channel did a story entitled “Why the Berlin Airlift Was the First Major Battle of the Cold War”. Click here for the story in which Professor Hope M. Harrison is quoted.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article “Islamophobia in Russia: Trends and Societal Context” for the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ annual report of their Russia and Eurasia Program.
Professor Eliot Sorel will be presenting at The Wilsonian Club’s 2018 Conference “The Rebirth of Europe” on June 1-2, 2018. Please click here for more information on the event.
Professor Eirini Cheila, Visiting Scholar from Panteion University (Athens), published her policy memo “The Economic Crisis of 2010 and Greek Foreign Policy Dilemmas”
Professor Eliot Sorel, MD, Senior Scholar in Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research, Clinical Professor of Global Health, Health Policy & Management, and of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University moderated the opening session of World Bank, WHO, and OECD conference on Global Mental Health in Washington DC, on Thursday April 19th. He was also invited and participated at the World Bank in the launch of #HealthforAll initiative by Bank President Jim Kim, Japan Finance Minister Taso Aro and WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus, in Washington, DC on Friday April 20th. Once implemented #Healthforall will have a major impact on health care access worldwide and especially for the 50% of people around the world who now have no access to care. It will also make a significant contribution to eradicating poverty globally.
The April 2018 issue of Counterpoint has gone live. Please click here.
Professor Hope M. Harrison will be moderating the event The Past and Future of Progressive Transatlantic Politics at Georgetown University on Monday, April 9, 2018.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes new publication on drug trafficking in Tajikistan.
Professor Hope M. Harrison writes book review of Benn Steil’s The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War in recent Washington Post.
Monday Feb. 5, 2018 marked the day that the Berlin Wall had been gone for as long as it stood: 10,315 days, or about 28 and a half years. Professor Hope M. Harrison was interviewed about this by the Khaleej Times in Dubai. Find the article and more information on this milestone here.
Professor Hope M. Harrison was featured in a documentary, “Magical Sentences of 20th Century History,”on the main German public television station, ZDF, on Sept. 10th. In the 30-minute documentary, Hope was interviewed about famous speeches by President John F. Kennedy, East German leader Walter Ulbricht, and Neil Armstrong.
IERES member Professor Sarah Wagner received a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endoment of the Humanities.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes article on how Russia views China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes policy memo on EU donor engagement in Central Asia for the PONARS program.
Professor Eliot Sorel will be speaking at the Marshall Center’s 70th Anniversary Symposium. An agenda can be found here.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes article on Kazakhstan’s military-industrial complex for the Central Asia Program’s “CAP Papers.”
Elliott School student Alexandre Aubard writes article on France’s constitutional conundrum for the Atlantic Council.
Professor Sarah Wagner received a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Professor Hope M. Harrison interviewed by CNN on political oppositionists in Putin’s Russia.
Professor Hope M. Harrison quoted in USA Today piece on recent protests in Russia.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors paper “EU-Turkmenistan: Should the PCA be Ratified” which the European Parliament has recently published in its Workshop on EU-Turkmenistan Relations.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article for the World Politics Review about reforms in Kazakhstan and presidential transition.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article “Putin’s Regime and the Ideological Market: A Difficult Balancing Game” for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on the connections between poverty, corruption, and the drug trade in Central Asia.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes articles on Putin’s ideological leanings for Intersection: Russia/Europe/World and on the Kremlin’s possible use of hardline Islam for the French Institute of International Relations.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes op-ed “Putinism as Gaullism” for openDemocracy.
Professor Harris Mylonas co-authors essay “Methodological challenges in the study of stateless nationalist territorial territorial claims” with Professor Nadav Shelef (University of Wisconsin, Madison).
Professor Eliot Sorel’s contributions to WBG/WHO meetings at GWU results in report Mental Health Among Displaced People and Refugees: Making the Case for Action at the World Bank Group.
Professor Hope M. Harrison quoted in USA Today article on the trial of Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny.
Professor Hope M. Harrison interviewed by CNN about Trump, Putin, and the recent renewed fighting in Ukraine.
Professor Hope M. Harrison quoted in USA Today article about 2016 immigration figures in Germany.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on relations between Russia and China in Central Asia in the ASAN Forum.
Visiting scholar Farid Guliyev edits special edition of Caucasus Analytical Digest devoted to human capital in Azerbaijan.
Professor Robert Orttung quoted in article about global implications behind Russia’s climate policy.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on views of China in Central Asia on the East Asia Forum.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article in Foreign Affairs with Akis Georgakellos about the potential impact of Donald Trump’s presidency on the Greek political system.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes op-ed in the Washington Times on changes in US-Russian relations in Central Asia.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article Stakes and Perspectives of the Portable Telephones Market in Central Asia in the October 2016 issue of CAP Papers.
Professor Hope M. Harrison featured on CNN during interview about Putin and Trump.
Professor Marlene Laruelle co-writes article on a Norwegian-Russian refugee corridor on the Arctic Center’s website.
Professor Peter Rollberg published the volume Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Cinema (Rowman & Littlefield, 855 pp.). This second, expanded edition features 630 articles on filmmakers, performers, cinematographers, composers, and producers; 130 of these entries are new.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes “Threats to Territorial Integrity, National Mass Schooling, and Linguistic Commonality” in a Special Issue of Comparative Political Studies.
Professor Eliot Sorel writes op-ed on 21st century health, education, development, and global security at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Professor Peter Rollberg published the article “Revenge of the Cameramen: Soviet Cinematographers in the Director’s Chair” in Birgit Beumers, ed., A Companion to Russian Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, pp. 364-388).
Professor Eliot Sorel authors op-ed pieces for the Woodrow Wilson for International Scholars on 21st century business and science partnerships and America’s health and the US presidential elections
Peter Rollberg published a review of Alisher Khamdamov’s film A Fatal Step (2015) in the online journal KinoKultura (53/2016).
Professor Henry Hale writes article “Twenty-Five Years after the USSR: What’s Gone Wrong?” for the Journal of Democracy.
Professor Eliot Sorel writes article on the Brexit, the Euro-Atlantic Alliance, and Global Security for the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program.
Professor Harris Mylonas writes a book review of Paschalis M. Kitromilides’s Enlightenment and Revolution in Nations and Nationalism, Volume 22, Issue 3: 598-600.
Professor Eliot Sorel participated in the World Bank Group and World Health Organization high level meeting on Making Mental Health a Global Development priority. Professor Sorel was a member of the the innovations panel and presented, together with his GWU students, an innovator’s booth with a focus on TOTAL Health, integrating primary care, mental health and public health. This innovator’s booth was based on the research done by Professor Sorel and his team in China, India, Iran & Romania and was recently published in the International Medical Journal in Japan.
Nationalities Papers (Volume 44, Issue 3, 2016: 488–502) recently published a book symposium of Professor Harris Mylonas’ book The Politics Of Nation-building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes a piece for the Washington Times’ Monkey Cage blog on Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Central Asia.
Professor Marlene Laruelle is interviewed by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on the European and Russian Far Right.
Professor Marlene Laruelle recently publishes a new work on the European Union in Eurasia, The European Union in a Reconnecting Eurasia.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes essay on Greece on the Cultural Anthropology website.
Professor Eliot Sorel’s ideas and projects to be presented at the Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority summit at the World Bank (April 13-14, 2016).
IERES member Professor Harris Mylonas has made several appearances in the Greek media where he discussed the refugee crisis in Europe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Appearances include Star Channel (March 16 and March 24), Radio Athens, and Mega Channel.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Islamic finance in Central Asia.
Professor Marlene Laruelle published an article on Geidar Dzhemal (“Between Islamism, Occult Fascism and Eurasianism”), available here.
IERES member Eliot Sorel, MD was sworn in by Mayor Muriel Bowser to be a member of the District of Columbia Health Information Exchange Policy Board. The ceremony took place in the Old Council Chambers at Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia, on Thursday, March 17th, 2016.
Associate Dean Hope M. Harrison interviewed by CCTV about local elections in Germany, where the anti-immigrant AfD party made significant gains.
The Diplomat mentions the Central Asia Program’s recent security conference in an article about China’s Silk Road Initiative.
On March 1, 2016, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter-Steinmeir gave a talk at the Elliott School on “Times of Crisis: Why Translatlantic Partnership Matters.” A transcript of his speech can be found here.
Professor Eliot Sorel will be moderating at the Wilson Center’s event “How Can Societies Control Corruption? : The European Experience.” Those interested in attending can RSVP here
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes a PONARS memo about Islam and the government of Uzbekistan.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes report “EU Strategy in Central Asia: Competition or Cooperation” for the Al Jazeera Center for Studies.
Professor Eliot Sorel releases a new Global Mental Health and Psychiatry Newsletteras part of the Career, Leadership and Mentorship Program.
Nominations for the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award will be accepted through June 1, 2016. More details can be found here.
Professor Harris Mylonas quoted in recent Washington Post piece on Donald Trump.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article on political developments in Greece in 2014 for the European Journal of Political Research.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes paper on Russian nationalism for PONARS.
Professor Eliot Sorel writes op-ed piece entitled “Health, Education, Development, and Global Security.”
Professor Harris Mylonas quoted in Wall Street Journal article on elections within Greece’s opposition party.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article for Eurasian Geography and Economics entitled “The US Silk Road: Geopolitical Imaginary or the Repackaging of Strategic Interests” (not available online) and co-authors study “From Paris to Vladivostok: The Kremlin Connections of the French Far-Right.”
Professor Henry Hale writes article on nationalism and cynism in politics (in Russian) for the IERES-sponsored journal Kontrapunkt.
Professor Harris Mylonas quoted in Washington Post’s Monkey Cage in a post about Syria.
Professor Robert Orttung writes a guest blog for Resurgent Dictatorship: The Global Assault on Democracy.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse co-authors articlein the November 2015 issue of Eurasian Geography and Economics entitled “Central Asia: the New Silk Road Initiative’s Questionable Economic Rationality Rationality.”
Professor Robert Orttung to be principal investigator of a multi-disciplinary project “Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic,” supported by the National Science Foundation and meant to assess the consequences of human activities in the region across a number of important dimensions.
Professor Robert Orttung featured in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog regarding Russia’s media strategy and interviewed by the Institute of Modern Russiaon effects of Russia’s declining economy.
Professor Cory Welt writes a policy memo for PONARS Eurasia on media freedom and rule of law in Georgia.
Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor Hope Harrison recently interviewed by Deutsche Welle on US-West German relations under Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Eurasianet.org entitled “Examining Kazakhstan’s Religions Contradiction.”
Professor Harris Mylonas reviews Kostis Kornetis’ Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the “Long 1960s” in Greece in the American Historical Review.
Associate Dean Hope M. Harrison writes article on twenty-five years of German unification for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse interviewed about Turkmenistan on the Steppe Dispatches website.
Professor Harris Mylonas reviews Onur Yıldırım’s Diplomacy and Displacement: Reconsidering the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations, 1922–1934 in the Journal of Cold War Studies.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes article (in Russian) on governments’ responses to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Central Asia.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on the perspectives and limits of Chinese-US competition, using Kazakhstan as a case study.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes new article on nation building in Social Science Quarterly.
Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a post with Akis Georgakellos in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog about upcoming elections in Greece.
Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a policy memo with Ariel Ahram about the distinction between bounded and unbounded de facto states.
Professor Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov write an op-ed for the Moscow Times entitled “Why Has Putin Spared Ekho Moskvy?”
Professor Robert Orttung quoted in Bloomberg article about recent Russian actions in Crimea.
Professor Harris Mylonas writes article in Foreign Affairs entitled “The Agreement that could Break Europe: Euroskeptics, Eurocritics, and Life after the Bailout.”
Professor Harris Mylonas interviewed by TV2 Africa about Greece’s recent ‘no’ vote.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes an article on Kazakhstan’s World Religion Congress for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.
Professor Robert Orttung writes an article on Russia for Freedom House’s annual “Nations in Transit” report.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes a book review of Dan Lainer-Vos’s Sinews of the Nation: Constructing Irish and Zionist bonds in the United States (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013) in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.
Professor Harris Mylonas participates in H-Diplo and International Security Studies Forum roundtable on Adria Lawrence’s “Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire.” A PDF can be found here (Professor Mylonas’s contribution can be found on pages 8 through 12).
Professor Robert Orttung writes op-ed “Why Autocrats Love FIFA?” for the Moscow Times.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes paper entitled “The ‘Russian World’ : Russia’s Soft Power and Geopolitical Imagination.”
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia’s interaction with far-right European groups in the most recent Russian Analytical Digest.
Professor Henry Hale co-authors piece on Russians’ opinion of Ukraine in the Washington Post’s blog The Monkey Cage.
Professor Marlene Laruelle interviewed by Steppe Dipatches on Central Asian states’ relations with Russia and China.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Central Asian states’ management of religion on Eurasianet.org.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes op-ed entitled “The Power of Soft Power in Kazakhstan” in the Monkey Cage blog of the Washington Post.
Professor Cory Welt is a guest editor (and co-authors the introduction) of a special issue of Problems of Post-Communism on Russian foreign policy
Alexander Reisenbichler publishes an article on the creation of the Financial Stability Forum in the Review of International Political Economy.
Professor Kimberly Morgan and Alexander Reisenbichler (a former IERES PhD fellow) publish a chapter entitled “The German Labor Market: No Longer the Sick Man of Europe” in an e-book on the German economy. Other contributters include Peter Hall, Philippe Schmitter, and many others.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article on recent presidential elections in Uzbekistan on eucentralasia.eu.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on US sanctions on Alexander Dugin in Foreign Affairs.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article on events in Greece in 2013 in the European Journal of Political Research.
Professors Marlene Laruelle draws attention to Kazakhstan’s attitude toward the Eurasian Union and Sebastien Peyrouse analyzes Kyrgyzstan’s prospects for accession therein in the most recent edition of the Russian Analytical Digest.
Professor Robert Orttung quoted in an article in Vice News about online tactics used by EU, NATO, and Russia.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes a paper on the mythmaking of Novorossiya (available on Academia.edu).
Professor Robert Orttung and two undergraduate IERES students – Elizabeth Nelson and Anthony Livshen – write an article in the Washington Post on how Russia Today operates across different language platforms on Youtube to spread Kremlin messages about Ukraine.
Professor Eliot Sorel to lead panel on mental health in Bucharest from June 24 to June 27 as part of an international congress integrating primary care, mental care, and public health.
Professor Robert Orttung, together with students from GWU and the University of Chicago, publish an article on Russian television and the Internet.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article entitled “The Ukrainian Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape” in Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives.
Professor Cory Welt was quoted by the Voice of America on the implications of Ukraine’s Minsk II cease-fire agreement.
Professor Cory Welt was interviewed by Imedi, a Georgian television station, on the role of Georgian officials in Ukraine’s government.
Professor Robert Orttung is interviewed by the National Public Radio in an audio clip entitled “‘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 Cory Welt was quoted by Deutsche Welle on the possibility of U.S. arms provision to Ukraine. His comments on the same subject for PONARS Eurasia were published in the Washington Post’s blog The Monkey Cage.
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 in the Washington Post’s blog The Monkey Cage.
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 (December 5, 2014).
Professor Robert Orttung co-authors article on increasing media censorship in Russia (November 30, 2014).
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia’s policy-drivers in the Arctic (November 24, 2014).
Professor Eliot Sorel analyzes recent presidential elections in Romania (November 24, 2014).
Professor Henry Hale appears as a guest on Scholar’s Circle, a syndicated radio talk show, to speak about Russia’s relations with the West (November 16, 2014).
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.
Associate Director Cory Welt analyzes the situation surrounding the Georgian Dream political coalition in Foreign Policy (November 6, 2014).
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 (October 27, 2014).
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.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on the Kremlin’s international propaganda practices (October 8, 2014).
Recent Mumbai water conference covered by the Times of India (September 28, 2014).
Participants in a recent conference Central Asia Program speakers quoted by Al Jazeera on Uyghur affair (September 25, 2014).
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on Russian nationalism and Eastern Ukraine (September 17, 2014).
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine (June 26, 2014).
Dr. Eliot Sorel will co-chair the WPA 2015 Bucharest International Congress on innovation in primary care mental health.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine (June 21, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia’s foreign energy policy.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung speaks about the Russian media landscape in The Elliott School of International Affairs’ Beyond the Headlines series (June 17, 2014)
Assistant Director Robert Orttung publishes the 2014 report on Russia for Freedom House’s Nations in Transit (June 12, 2014).
Associate Director Cory Welt authors a piece on Petro Poroshenko’s victory in Ukraine’s presidential elections (May 29, 2014)
Assistant Director Robert Orttung blogs about Russian media (May 13, 2014).
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 dissertation research (May 2014).
Director Peter Rollberg authors article on politics and Russian miniseries (May 2014).
Director Peter Rollberg reviews Kazakh filmmaker Adelkhan Yerzhanov’s The Constructors (May 2014).
Professor Hope Harrison authors book chapter on German memory of the Berlin Wall (May 2014).
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on national identity and Russian television (May 2014).
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Uzbekistan’s and Tajikistan’s policy toward Afghanistan (April 2014).
Professor Henry Hale co-authors article on Putin and Russian elections (April 2014).
Professor Harris Mylonas receives honorable mention for book The Politics of Nation-Building at the 2014 ASN Convention (April 2014).
Visiting Scholar Christofer Berglund awarded Best Doctoral Student Paper in the Caucasus/Russia/Ukraine category at the 2014 ASN Convention (April 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung interviewed on popular Ukrainian website about developments in Ukraine [in Russian] (April 24, 2014).
Associate Director Cory Welt authors piece on achieving unity in Ukraine (April 18, 2014).
Professor Marlene Laruelle co-authors policy brief on presidential successions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (April 2014).
Ph.D. Student Lisel Hintz writes about Turkish democracy and the opposition in The Washington Post‘s The Monkey Cage (April 3, 2014).
Professor James Hershberg co-edits National Security Archive collection on the 50th anniversary of the coup in Brazil (April 2, 2014).
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors article on Iran’s role in Central Asia for Al Jazeera (April 2, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Agustin Rossi publishes article on internet privacy and the European Data Protection Directive (March 28, 2014).
Associate Director Cory Welt co-authors an article on Russia’s incursion into Ukraine.