Timothy J. Colton

Timothy J. Colton

Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Timothy Colton

Timothy Colton is Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies. He is a past director of the Davis Center and a past chair of the Department of Government. His main research interest is Russian and Eurasian government and politics. He is the author of, among other works, The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union (Council on Foreign Relations, 1986); Moscow: Governing the Socialist Metropolis (Harvard University Press, 1995), which was named best scholarly book in government and political science by the Association of American Publishers; Transitional Citizens: Voters and What Influences Them in the New Russia (Harvard University Press, 2000); Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000, with Michael McFaul (Brookings, 2003); Yeltsin: A Life (Basic Books, 2008, and published in Russia by Atticus-Azbuka in 2013); Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016); and Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia, with Samuel Charap (forthcoming from International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2017). Fellow of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences since 2011.

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