Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University, US
Henry E. Hale (PhD Harvard 1998) is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University (GW). His work has won two awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award (for Why Not Parties in Russia, Cambridge, 2006) and the Alexander L. George Article Award (for “Divided We Stand,” World Politics, 2005). He is also the author of the books Foundations of Ethnic Politics: Separatism of States and Nations in Eurasia in the World (Cambridge, 2008) and Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge, 2015). For 2009-12, he served as director of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and during 2017-19 was Vice President of the APSA’s organized section on Qualitative and Mixed-Method Research. He regularly travels to the countries of Eurasia and has held post-doctoral fellowships from Harvard (1998) and the Kennan Institute (2009). Prior to joining GW, he was assistant professor of political science at Indiana University. He currently also serves as editorial board chair of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization.