On Thursday, September 14th, please join us for the 2017 Annual Distinguished Lecture featuring Timothy Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and the Chair of the Department of Government at Harvard University, who will speak on “Russia and the Ukraine Crisis”. The Jordan Center Distinguished Lecture Series brings our world’s most distinguished scholars on Russia to create, debate and spur discussion on the past, present and future of Russia in a global setting.
Timothy J. Colton is Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and the Chair of the Department of Government at Harvard University. His main interest is Russian and post-Soviet government and politics. He is the author of The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union (1986); Moscow: Governing the Socialist Metropolis (1995), which was named best scholarly book in government and political science by the Association of American Publishers; Transitional Citizens: Voters and What Influences Them in the New Russia (2000); and Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000 (with Michael McFaul, 2003). He is currently writing a book on the statecraft of Boris Yeltsin and coordinating a joint project on the post-Communist state. He was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a member of the Joint Committee on Soviet Studies of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies, and vice-chairman of the National Council for East European, Russian, and Eurasian Research. He is currently a member of the editorial board of World Politics and Post-Soviet Affairs. Timothy J. Colton holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University, 1974.
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