Peter Reddaway

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs

Emeriti Faculty


Professor Reddaway received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Cambridge University and did graduate work at Harvard and Moscow Universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining GW in January 1989, he taught at the London School of Economics and then directed the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. At GW, he taught — until his retirement in 2004 — courses on Soviet and post-Soviet government and politics, and on human rights, and a multi-disciplinary introduction to Russia and Eastern Europe. His principal publications include Uncensored Russia: The Human Rights Movement in the USSR (1972), Psychiatric Terror: How Soviet Psychiatry is Used to Suppress Dissent (with S. Bloch, 1977), Soviet Psychiatric Abuse (with S. Bloch, 1984), Authority, Power and Policy in the USSR (ed. with T.H. Rigby and A. Brown, 1980), The Tragedy of Russia's Reforms: Market Bolshevism Against Democracy (with D.Glinski, 2001), and The Dynamics of Russian Politics: Putin's Reform of Federal-Regional Relations (with R. Orttung, vol. 1, 2003, vol. 2 due in 2004). Reddaway contributes articles and interviews to the international media, and provides consultation for government bodies concerned with foreign affairs.

Politics and government of Russia and the other post-Soviet states, human rights, and rights of minorities.

B.A. and M.A., Cambridge University