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Timothy J. Colton


Biography

Timothy J. Colton is Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and the Chair of the Department of Government at Harvard University.

His main interest is Russian and post-Soviet government and politics.

He is the author of The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union (1986); Moscow: Governing the Socialist Metropolis (1995), which was named best scholarly book in government and political science by the Association of American Publishers; Transitional Citizens: Voters and What Influences Them in the New Russia (2000); and Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000 (with Michael McFaul, 2003). His biography Yeltsin: A Life was published by Basic Books in April, 2008.

Professor Colton was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a member of the Joint Committee on Soviet Studies of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies, and vice-chair of the National Council for East European, Russian, and Eurasian Research. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of World Politics and Post-Soviet Affairs.

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Harvard University

Publications1

Book Akhremenko A. S., Turovsky R. F., Reisinger W. M., Remington T. F., Colton T. J. Russia’s Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics / Ed. by W. M. Reisinger. L., NY : Routledge, 2013.

Selected Publicаtions

Yeltsin: A Life (Basic Books, 2008).

The State after Communism: Governance in the New Russia, ed. with Stephen Holmes (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).

Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000, with Michael McFaul (Brookings Institution Press, 2003).

Transitional Citizens: Voters and What Influences Them in the New Russia, Harvard UP (2000)

Moscow: Governing the Socialist Metropolis, Harvard UP (1995)

‘Improvement at HSE Has Exceeded Our Expectations’

Last week HSE International Advisory Committee held its annual meeting in Moscow. Eric Maskin, Nobel laureate in Economics, 2007, Chairman of the Committee and members of the IAC have talked to HSE News Service about the results of the meeting.

HSE IAC: a Meeting in a New Context

On May 30th the third annual meeting of the Higher School of Economics International Advisory Committee (IAC) opened at the HSE.

‘If All the Politicians were Clever…’

On December 15th the first joint Russian-American report by the Valdai Discussion Club working group on the future of U.S.-Russia relations was presented at the HSE.