Bio

Rachel Salzman is a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She previously held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Georgetown University Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies. Her research focuses on Russia, BRICS, and global governance, with emphasis on the role of BRICS in Russian foreign policy and the development of the BRICS group on the international stage. In 2014, Dr. Salzman was awarded a Cosmos Scholars grant and a Boren Fellowship for dissertation research and language study in Moscow. In 2013, she participated in the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance in Hamburg, Germany. Before beginning her doctorate, Dr. Salzman worked as the Assistant Director for the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dr. Salzman holds a B.A. in European History from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil in Russian Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Salzman is a member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network, the Eurasia Foundation Young Professionals Network, and Bridging the Gap, and was a 2016 EASI Hurford Next Generation Fellow.