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The following experts are available to discuss the Georgia-Russia conflict (updated 9/16/08).

James Goldgeier
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Goldgeier is an expert on Russia and Europe, foreign political science, international security politics, and NATO. His most recent book is America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11 (PublicAffairs, 2008), co-authored with Derek Chollet. He is also the co-author of Power and Purpose: U.S. Policy toward Russia after the Cold War (Brookings, 2003), which received the 2004 Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize for the best book in international relations, and he is the author of Not Whether But When: The U.S. Decision to Enlarge NATO (Brookings Institution, 1999) and Leadership Style and Soviet Foreign Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994), winner of the 1995 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award in national and international security. He is also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Office: (202) 994-4352

Hope Harrison
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Language(s): German, Russian
Harrison's areas of expertise include Russian and German foreign policy, Soviet and U.S. foreign policy and decision-making during the Cold War, former East and West Germany, and the international history of the Cold War. Harrison worked on Russia-Georgia issues in the White House from 2000 - 2001 and has published a prize-winning book in 2003 on the East German and Soviet decision to build the Berlin Wall. She has worked extensively in archives in Moscow and Berlin on this topic. Harrison's broader research interests are Soviet and Russian foreign policy decision making, the two Germanys in the Cold War, how countries deal with difficult aspects of their past (such as through war crimes tribunals, truth commissions, or memorials), and the interaction between history and politics.
Office: (202) 994-6342

Michael Sodaro
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, European Studies Program
Language(s): French, German
Sodaro's areas of expertise include the international relations of Europe; international affairs and comparative politics; and Europe with special emphasis on Germany and Eastern Europe including Russia. Sodaro is the winner of the Marshal Shulman Prize for his book, Moscow, Germany, and the West, From Khrushchev to Gorbachev, and is the author of Comparative Politics: A Global Introduction.
Office: (202) 994-7412

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