Dr. Gordon M. Hahn
Dr. Gordon M. Hahn has taught Russian domestic and foreign policy as well as international relations at Boston, American, Stanford, and San JoseStateUniversities and has published extensively on Russian politics and international affairs. His first book, Russia’s Revolution From Above, 1985-2000: Reform, Transition and Revolution in the Fall of the Soviet Communist Regime (Rutgers University, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2002) was hailed as "impressive," "meticulous," and a "must read" in a review published in the leading Russian studies journal, The Russian Review. A review in the premier Eurasian-East European area studies journal, Slavic Review, called it "one of the most thorough, information-filled, and meticulously documented analyses of the Gorbachev era yet written" and "an important book" that provides "fascinating insights" and "depth" of analysis. Dr. Hahn has also published widely in scholarly journals (Post-Soviet Affairs, Demokratizatsiya, East European Constitutional Review, Problems of Post-Communism, Europe-Asia Studies, Russian History/Histoire Russe, and The Russian Review) and numerous English and Russian language newspapers, magazines, and newsletters, including The Russia Journal, The Moscow Times, The St. Petersburg Times, and Vremya MN. He has been interviewed and highlighted in the Russian newspapers Izvestiya and Novye Izvestiya. Dr Hahn received his BA in 1986 and MA in 1988 from BostonCollege and his Ph.D. from BostonUniversity in 1995. He was a recipient of U.S. State Department Title VIII Grants both from the Hoover Institution at StanfordUniversity in 1995-96 and the American Council of Teachers of Russian in 1996-97. He received a Short-Term Fellowship from the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in 1994. He has spent nearly three years living and working in Russia. Dr. Hahn is currently Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution, StanfordUniversity where his research examines the impact of Putin's federative reforms on Russian federalism, democratization, and inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations, with a special focus on the national republics such as Tatarstan and Bashkortostan.