Marlene Laruelle, Ph.D. is an Associate Director and Research Professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES
), Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Dr. Laruelle is also a Co-Director of PONARS
(Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia) and Director of GW’s Central Asia Program.Dr. Laruelle received her Ph.D. in history from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures (INALCO) and her “Habilitation” at Sciences-Po in Paris. Dr. Laruelle recently authored Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields
(Routledge, 2018) and edited Entangled Far Rights: A Russian-European Intellectual Romance in the 20thCentury
(University of Pittsburgh Press,
2018), as well as Eurasianism and the European Far Right: Reshaping the Russia-Europe Relationship
(Lexington Books, 2015).
Ellen Rivera is an independent researcher who specializes in the post-war German far right, with a particular focus on post-war anti-communist organizations. In the framework of her research provided for the George Washington University’s Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES), she has been studying the current links between proponents of the German and the Russian far right, mostly by means of extensive social network analyses and media monitoring.