Ph.D., Harvard University
Ethnic politics, federalism, democratization, political parties, politics of Eurasia (esp. Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia)
Henry E. Hale (Ph.D. Harvard University 1998), is Associate Professor of
Political Science and International Affairs, and Director of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia). His writings focus on issues of ethnicity,
democracy, and international integration, and he is the author of the books
The Foundations of Ethnic Politics: Separatism of States and Nations in
Eurasia and the World (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Why Not Parties
in Russia? Democracy, Federalism and the State (Cambridge University Press,
2006), winner of the American Political Science Association's Leon D.
Epstein Outstanding Book Award for 2006 and 2007. He is also co-editor of
the books Developments in Russian Politics 7 (Duke University Press, 2010) and Rossiia "dvukhtysiachnykh": stereoskopicheskii vzgliad (Russia in the 2000s: A Stereoscopic View) (Moscow: Planeta, 2011).
His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, with his piece "Divided
We Stand" (World Politics, 2003) winning the APSA's Qualitative Methods
Section's Alexander George Award.
He spent 2007-2008 on a Fulbright
Scholarship in Moscow working on a new book, Great Expectations: The
Politics of Regime Change in Eurasia, which he is currently writing up.
Prior to joining GW, he taught at Indiana University (2000-2005), the
European University at St. Petersburg, Russia (1999), and the Fletcher
School of Law and Diplomacy (1997-98). He has also served as coordinator of
party-building programs at Harvard's Strengthening Democratic Institutions
Project (1998-2000) and editor of the Russian Election Watch (1999-2000 and
Psc 2366 Government and Politics of Russia
Psc 6333 Comparative Politics of Russia and Eurasia
Psc 8489 Selected Topics in International Politics:
- State-Building in Central Asia and Transcaucasia
- Theories of Ethnic Politics