Cory Welt

Cory Welt

Associate Research Professor of International Affairs; Associate Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
1957 E St NW, Suite 412
Fax: 202-994-5436
Mobile: 202-994-8362

Areas of Expertise

Russian and Eurasian security; Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan); post-Soviet politics; ethnic conflict


Cory Welt is Associate Director and Associate Research Professor of International Affairs at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the Elliott School. At IERES, he co-directs the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia) and teaches courses on post-Soviet Eurasian politics and security. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Welt is a specialist on the Caucasus and U.S. policy toward Russia and Eurasia. He was previously associate director (2007-2009) and director (2009) of the Eurasian Strategy Project at Georgetown University and deputy director and fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (2003-2007). He received his PhD in political science from MIT (2004) and his BA and MA from Stanford University (1995).


Ph.D., MIT


He has written several articles on conflict resolution, transborder security, and political change in Georgia, including for Europe-Asia StudiesDemokratizatsiya, and The Nonproliferation Review, and contributed book chapters to Democracy and State Building in Georgia (Jones, forthcoming 2013), Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World (Bunce, McFaul, Stoner-Weiss, eds., Cambridge University Press) and America and the World in the Age of Terror (Benjamin, ed., CSIS Press).

Classes Taught

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies