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Russian Elite Poll 2016
Washington Post Publishes Rivera's Analysis of Russian Poll

Titled “Russian elites are more expansionist, militaristic, and anti-American than at any point since 1993,” an analysis published in the Washington Post’s blog, The Monkey Cage, by Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera affirms the article’s title.  The July 22 piece was written by Rivera with students in her Levitt Research Group – James Bryan ’16, Emma Raynor ’18, and Hunter Sobczak ’17.  More ...

Russian Elite Poll 2016 Presenters: L-R Brisa Camacho-Lovell '16, Nora Klemmer  '17, Carlos Fineman '17, Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera, Emma Raynor '18, James Bryan '16
Russian Elites Support Putin’s Syrian Intervention

As one of the few surveys of Russian elites - perhaps the only publicly available survey -  conducted since Putin returned to the presidency in 2012, the newly released Hamilton College Levitt Poll, titled The Russian Elite 2016, represents a unique resource. Survey data on whether Russian elites support the more muscular foreign policy that has been pursued during Vladimir Putin’s third presidential term (2012-present) have been largely unavailable–until now.   More ...

Sharon Werning Rivera
Rivera Publishes Article in Russian Journal

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera recently published an article titled “Is Russia Too Unique to Learn from Abroad? Elite Attitudes on Foreign Borrowing and the West, 1993-2012” in Sravnitel’naya politika (Comparative Politics).  More ...

Dmitry Suslov, William Luers '51 and Thomas Pickering.
Government Class Features Experts on U.S. - Russia Relations

Students in “U.S. Foreign Policy,” taught by Assistant Professor of Government Erica De Bruin, were granted a unique experience on Oct. 2 when three distinguished Foreign Service experts visited their class to field questions regarding U.S.-Russia relations and careers in the field.  More ...

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 ...

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