Lecturer, Saint Xavier University, Department of History and Political Science
Natalie Belsky received her PhD in History from the University of Chicago in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies at New York University. Her research interests include Soviet history, Soviet Jewish history, nationalism and minority politics in the Soviet Union, borderlands studies, the Holocaust, and displacement and migration. She has conducted research in Russia, Kazakhstan and the Uni...
Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University
Dr. Sharyl Cross was appointed Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University beginning in September 2013. From 2005-2013, Dr. Cross was Professor in the College of International & Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany. Prior to the Marshall Center, Dr. Cross was at the United States Air F...
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Humboldt State University.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kansas
Alexander C. Diener is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. After earning his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alex was a Title VIII Research Fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. He then taught at Pepperdine University before taking a post-doctoral fellowship at George Washington University (2010-2011) and being named Regional...
Research Professor Emeritus, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cassandra Hartblay is an award-winning scholar of disability and postsoviet Russia. An ethnographer and cultural anthropologist by training, her work contributes to interdisciplinary conversations in queer/feminist disability studies, global studies, and infrastructure studies. Cassandra’s work on comparative regimes of productivity and dependency, as related to gender, disability, and the w...
Counselor for International Strategy, Chevron; Chairman, Eurasia Foundation
Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, Department of History
Michael Kofman spent years managing professional military education programs and military to military engagements for senior officers at National Defense University. There he served as a subject matter expert and adviser to military and government officials on issues in Russia/Eurasia. He has represented the Department of Defense in a number of track one and track two efforts with Russia and...
Former Visiting Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Jared McBride received his BA in history summa cum laude at Northeastern University in 2004 and completed his Ph.D. in history at UCLA in fall 2014. His work specializes in the regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe in the 20th century and research interests include borderlands studies, nationalist movements, mass violence and genocide, the Holocaust, inter-ethnic conflict, and war crimes...
Experts & Staff
- Matthew Rojansky // Director, Kennan Institute
- William E. Pomeranz // Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
- F. Joseph Dresen // Program Associate
- Mary Elizabeth Malinkin // Program Associate
- Izabella Tabarovsky // Manager for Regional Engagement
- Mattison Brady // Program Assistant
- Emma Dorst // Program Assistant
- Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
- Kateryna Smagliy // Director, Kennan Institute in Ukraine
- Nina Rozhanovskaya // Coordinator and Academic Liaison in Russia