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Samuel Greene

Former George F. Kennan Fellow


    April 15, 2022 — July 15, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of Russian Politics and Director of the King’s Russia Institute, King’s College London
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    Wilson Center Projects

    All Along the Watchtower: How US Policymakers Analyze and Respond to Popular Mobilization in the Post-Soviet Space

    Full Biography

    Samuel Greene joined King’s in 2012 to found the Russia Institute. Prior to moving to London, he lived and worked in Moscow for 13 years, most recently as founding director of the Centre for the Study of New Media & Society at the New Economic School, and before that as deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. His most recent book, Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia (Yale University Press, co-authored with Graeme Robertson) will be published in spring 2019. His previous book was Moscow in Movement: Power and Opposition in Putin’s Russia (Stanford University Press, 2014). He is editor-in-chief of Russian Politics & Law.

    Dr Greene regularly advises policymakers, business leaders and NGOs on issues of Russian politics and foreign policy, contributes to publications including the Atlantic, the Financial TimesForeign Policy, the Journal of Democracy, the Washington Post and others, in addition to academic journals, and is a frequent commentator for UK, US, EU and Russian media. In 2015, he served as Specialist Adviser to the EU External Relations Sub-Committee of the UK House of Lords, supporting its inquiry into relations with Russia after the annexation of Crimea.

    He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics & Political Science.