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Andrej Krickovic
Russian Professor Presents “Russia, the U.S and the War in Ukraine”

Andrej Krickovic, assistant professor in the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and a former colleague of Hamilton Professor Alan Cafruny, visited Hamilton on May 3 to present a lecture titled “Russia, the United States and the War in Ukraine.” The event, sponsored by the Government Department, was well attended by Hamilton community members.  More ...

David Rivera and Sharon Werning Rivera
Sharon and David Rivera on SU Panel

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera and Lecturer in Government David Rivera were members of a panel that discussed “Russia, the West, and the War in Ukraine” on April 16 at the Center for European Studies at Syracuse University.  More ...

Emily Granoff, Emma Raynor, Chris Meyer
Russian University Joins Comparative Politics Class in Mock Debate

Students in Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera’s introductory comparative politics class (Govt 112) participated in a mock parliamentary debate as part of a semester-long simulation staged in the fictitional country of West Europa on April 1.  More ...

DC Program Meets With National Endowment for Democracy Officers

Students in the Hamilton College Program in Washington, D.C., recently met with program officers at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) for a discussion of the organization’s efforts to promote human rights and democratic change in the post-communist region. The endowment is “a U.S. initiative to strengthen democratic institutions throughout the world through private, non-governmental efforts” that “embodies a broad, bipartisan U.S. commitment to democracy.”  More ...

David Rivera and Sharon Werning Rivera
Riveras Publish on ex-KGB Officers in Russian Elite

Sharon Werning Rivera, associate professor of government, and David W. Rivera, scholar-in-residence,  published “Is Russia a Militocracy? Conceptual Issues and Extant Findings Regarding Elite Militarization,” in Post-Soviet Affairs (No. 1 2014: 27-40). Post-Soviet Affairs is one of the leading area-studies journals for political scientists working on East Central Europe and Eurasia.

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Tim Colton
Soviet Expert to Discuss Political Leadership after Communism

Tim Colton, the Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and the chair of the department of government at Harvard University, will present a lecture titled “Political Leadership after Communism,” on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn.  More ...

Linda Zhang '13
Linda Zhang ’13 Receives Fulbright ETA To Russia

Linda Zhang ’13 has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia.  A Russian studies and comparative literature major, she spent the 2011 summer and fall semesters studying at Bard-Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl' Pedagogical State University.  More ...

Sharon and David Rivera Discuss Putin-era Russia

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera and Scholar-in-Residence David W. Rivera presented a paper at the 67th Annual Conference of the New York State Political Science Association on April 19 at Syracuse University.  More ...

Grace Lee '13
Grace Lee '13 Awarded Fulbright ETA to Russia

Grace Lee, a candidate for May graduation from Hamilton, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia.  A Russian studies major, she spent the 2011-12 academic year studying at Bard-Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she served as an English tutor.  More ...

Sharon Rivera
Rivera Selected as Fulbright Scholar to Russian Federation

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera has been selected as a 2012-13 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the Russian Federation. While in Russia on a teaching/research award, she will further her ongoing project on the demographic and professional composition of the Russian elite in collaboration with Russian scholars.  More ...

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