Svetlana Savranskaya is a research fellow at The George Washington University’s National Security Archive where she directs its cooperative projects with Russian archives and institutes and edits the Russian and East Bloc Archival Documents Database. She earned her Ph.D. in political science and international affairs in 1998 from Emory University, and worked as a Hewlett Fellow at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta. While completing her Ph.D., she served as a research associate and interpreter for several NSA-CWIHP joint efforts, including most prominently the Carter-Brezhnev Project of Brown University’s Watson Institute, as well as the End of the Cold War Project. A Russian citizen, she has won several fellowships and awards during her graduate studies, including a prestigious dissertation fellowship from the Institute for the Study of World Politics.