After maintaining an entirely remote operation since March 2020, we are thrilled to be gradually reopening the Davis Center! 

Please note that we are currently limiting our in-person presence at the Center to Harvard faculty, students, staff, and Davis Center affiliates who have an assigned office. Harvard continues to prioritize health and safety as the campus community resumes in-person teaching and research.

The Davis Center is located in the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) complex, on the third floor of the South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street. Part of the University's Cambridge campus, the CGIS complex is located several blocks northeast of Harvard Yard.

General Inquiries

Have general questions about the Davis Center and what we do? Not sure who you need to speak with? We are happy to help. Here's how to reach us:





Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor 
Cambridge, MA 02138


Our regular business hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our office currently is staffed Monday through Thursday during regular business hours. 

Media Inquiries

Please visit our Media Inquiries page for detailed information on how we can connect you with one of our affiliates.

Looking for someone specific?

You can visit our People page to connect with our faculty, staff, students, and affiliates. Search by name or browse by expertise to find who you need. 

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Staff Directory

  • Administration and Finance
  • Communications and External Relations
  • Events
  • Fellowships
  • Leadership
  • Library
  • Outreach
  • Research Initiatives
  • Student Programs

Administration and Finance

Maria Altamore, Director of Administration and Finance, 617-495-1181,

Dennis Berounsky, Finance Associate,

Katie Genovese, Office Manager, 617-495-4037,

Yuen Shan Isabella Lau, Financial Coordinator, 617-495-8900,

Communications and External Relations

Sarah Failla, Director of Communications and External Relations, 617-496-5684,

Mary McGreal, Communications Assistant, 617-496-9027,


Donna Cardarelli, Research Programs Coordinator,


Rawi Abdelal, Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School, 617-495-7853,

Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 617-496-2446,


Svetlana Rukhelman, Librarian for the Davis Center Collection,, 617-496-8241

Outreach and Events

Cris Martin, Associate Director for Programs, 617-495-5852,

Research Initiatives

Arvid Bell, Director, Negotiation Task Force, 617-496-2180,

Nargis Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Program on Central Asia,

Tristan Knight, Managing Editor, Journal of Cold War Studies, 617-495-1909,

Mark Kramer, Director, Cold War Studies Project, 617-495-5389,

Kelly O’Neill, Director, Imperiia Project,

Student Programs

Donna Griesenbeck, Student Programs Officer, 617-495-1194,

Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director and Director of Graduate Studies for the REECA Master's Program, 617-496-2446,