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Michael Rouland

Former Title VIII Short-Term Grant


    November 1, 2009 — December 1, 2009

    Professional affiliation

    Adjunct Professor, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Post-Russian Culture: Youth, Music and Globalization in Kazakhstan"

    Full Biography

    Michael Rouland is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and a senior historian for the Joint History Office. Previously, he served as the senior historian for the Chief of Staff, Army as well as a historian for the Navy and the Air Force. He has provided direct historical and analytical support to senior leaders of the Department of Defense and participated in several working groups to advance our understanding of key strategic challenges, including the U.S. Army’s European Strategy Assessment Team, the Mosul Study Group, and the Raqqah Study Group. Dr. Rouland has published extensively on Russian and Central Asian history and culture, most notably Cinema in Central Asia: Rewriting Cultural Histories (2013) and Great Game to 9/11: A Concise History of Afghanistan’s International Relations (2014). He has taught modern Russian, European, and Central Eurasian history at Georgetown, Miami, and Stanford Universities. Dr. Rouland holds a B.A. in History and Russian from Duke University and a Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University.