People

We are a community of students, scholars, and staff who share a dedication to understanding the region more deeply.

Staff
Executive Committee
Faculty Associate
Rawi Abdelal is the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and is the Director of the Davis Center.
Advisory Board
Eldar Abdrazakov is the founder and Chief Executive of Centras Capital, a leading non-bank financial services group of Kazakhstan.
Graduate Student Associate
Zulfiyya Abdurahimova-Carberry is a student in the REECA Master's Program.
Graduate Student Associate
Alen Agaronov is a Doctor of Science Student in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Fields
Senior Fellow
Yevgenia M. Albats is a Russian investigative journalist, political scientist, author, and radio host.
Staff
Maria Altamore is the Director of Administration and Finance at the Davis Center.
Center Associate
I am a historian of the Soviet Union, communist Eastern Europe, and the global Cold War.
Fields
Advisory Board
Alumni
Fredo Arias-King (Harvard MBA 1997, MA REECA 1998) is president of the Prague-based think tank CASLA Institute, focused on cross-pollenizing reforms in Latin America and post-communist Europe.
Center Associate
Feruza Aripova’s research primarily focuses on gender and sexual politics in the late Soviet era.
Center Associate
Diyar Autal’s interests include U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-Russian, transatlantic and Sino-Russian relations as well as East European and Eurasian politics.