Experts

  • Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Audrey L. Altstadt is author of dozens of articles on Azerbaijan's history, politics and culture, and forthcoming book, Culture Wars in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940. She has worked in Azerbaijani archives since 1980 and consulted with the US Foreign Service, Radio Liberty, US Institute of Peace, the CSCE, Freedom House. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and received an honorary...
  • Freelance journalist, writer
    Anna Arutunyan is a Russia-American journalist and author based in Moscow. Born in Moscow, she was raised and educated in the United States before returning to Russia as a journalist. She has covered over a decade of Russian politics and society as reporter and editor at The Moscow News, Russia's oldest English-language weekly. Her articles have regularly appeared in USA Today and other public...
  • Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
    Margarita M. Balmaceda (MA, PhD, Princeton) is Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and research Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Supported by, among others, three Fulbright grants and a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Union, she has conducted extensive field research in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, a...
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
    Mary Barton is a doctoral candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Her research examines early terrorism and counter-terrorism from a transnational perspective.
  • 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...
  • Senior Lecturer in the Russia Institute, King’s College London
  • Chair of European and Comparative Law, Department of the Law Faculty, University of Humanities, Ekaterinburg
  • Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, Indiana University
  • Associate Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Independent scholar

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