A William & Mary Conversation on Russia

Time: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Location: The Wee Burn Country Club | 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road | Darien, CT 06820

Campbell Collier '16

(212) 497-1189

Please join G. Hartwell ’72 and Elissa Hylton for a conversation on Russia, Syria, and the Changing Global Order with special guest

Stephen E. Hanson, PhD - Lettie Pate Evans Professor, Department of Government; Director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies; Vice Provost for International Affairs

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.



Stephen E. Hanson is the Lettie Pate Evans Professor in the Department of Government, the Vice Provost for International Affairs, and the Director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies at William & Mary.


Hanson received his B.A. from Harvard University (1985) and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1991).


Previously, he served from 2009-2011 as the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, and from 2000-2008 as the Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies, at the University of Washington, Seattle.


Hanson is the author of Post-Imperial Democracies: Ideology and Party Formation in Third Republic France, Weimar Germany, and Post-Soviet Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Time and Revolution: Marxism and the Design of Soviet Institutions (University of North Carolina Press, 1997), which received the 1998 Wayne S. Vucinich book award from the Association for Slavic, Eurasian, and Central Asian Studies, and a co-author (with Richard Anderson Jr., M. Steven Fish, and Philip Roeder) of Postcommunism and the Theory of Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2001).


His numerous articles analyzing postcommunist Russia in comparative perspective, the role of ideology in institutional change, and qualitative methods for social science research have appeared in distinguished academic journals.


From 2004-2008, he was Academic Director of the Program on New Approaches to Russian Security (PONARS), based in Washington, D.C.