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Nina Khrushcheva

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Russia; U.S.-Russian relations; European policy 
Nina Khrushcheva is associate professor at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School University. She was Former Director of Communications & Special Projects, EastWest Institute (1999-2000); Deputy Editor of the European Constitutional Review at New York University's School of Law (1998-99); Researcher, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study (1996-98); Russian language instructor and interpreter, Royal Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague (1990-91); Soviet Union Diplomatic Corps Service Bureau (1987-91).

Dr. Khrushcheva is the author of two books and numerous articles. She frequently makes media appearances, including on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, PBS's World Focus and CNN's World View. She has presented at over a hundred conferences and lectures.   
 

Honors & Affiliations:
American Fellowship, The American Association of University Women; Merit Fellowship, Princeton University; Distinguished Teaching Award from the Diplomatic Corps Service Bureau

Education:
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Masters in Philology, Moscow State University

Languages:
Russian (native); Italian (proficient); French, German (reading)

BOOKS
 
Yale University Press, 2008
 
Reviews: National Post, January 19, 2008; The Economist, February 16, 2008.
 
The St. Petersburg Times interviewed Khrushcheva about Imagining Nabokov, “Speak, Nabokov,” May 16, 2008.
 
Visiting Nabokov (Vremya Publishers, Moscow), November 2007 (in Russian)
 
Small World: A Romance (Vremya Publishers, Moscow), forthcoming in February 2008 (in Russian)
 
JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS
 
Imagining Nabokov: Death is But a Question of Style,” Nabokov OnLine Journal, Spring/Summer 2007
 
Vladimir Nabokov and the Russian Poets: From the book Visiting Nabokov,Russian Studies in Literature, vol. 42, no. 4, Fall 2006. 
(Originally published in Russian in Voprosy Literatury, No. 4, 2005)
 
The New Post-Transitional Russian Identity: How Western is Russian Westernization?,” with Edward Hancox (New York: World Policy Institute/Harriman Institute Publication, January 2006)
 
“Twentieth Communist Party Congress Anniversary in USA,” Politia, No. 4 (39) Winter 2005-06 (in Russian)
 
“‘Rehabilitating’ Stalin” in the World Policy Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2005.
 
 Lessons of Transition: The Cultural Contradictions and Future of Russia’s Liberalization,” with Audrey Benvenuti (New York: World Policy Institute Publication, July 2002)
 
Chapter “Russia and NATO: Lessons Learned” in NATO After Fifty Years (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2001), pp. 229-241
"Separatism and Unification in the New World Order,” interview with Yevgeny Primakov in The Harriman Review, vol. 13, no. 1-2, April 2001
 
NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES IN ENGLISH
 
"Two Funerals and Our Freedom," The Kosovo Times, July 30, 2009.


Limits of SolzhenitsynNew York Sun, August 8, 2008; Daily Star (Lebanon), August 8, 2008.

The PRC’s ‘Triumph of the Will’Taipei Times, August 4, 2008; Cyprus Mail, August 6, 2008; Korea Herald, August 7, 2008; The Guardian, August 7, 2008.
 
Conservative Comrades” which explores the close friendship of William F. Buckley and Vladimir Nabokov and the unlikely ideological bridge that connected them, for Russia! magazine, June 6, 2008.
 
The St. Petersburg Times interviewed Khrushcheva about her latest book Imagining Nabokov, “Speak, Nabokov,” May 16, 2008.
 
Medvedev’s Russia,” European Voice.com, May 8, 2008.
 
Taipei Times and Daily Star (Lebanon) both published "Putin's Unwilling Executioner?" March 4, 2008, discussing the latest political developments in Russia.
 
“Putin of All the Russias,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Moscow Times, Russia, etc.), October 2007
See all Project Syndicate contributions at http://www.project-syndicate.org/contributor/51
 
“Kremlin Musical Chairs,” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, Die Welt, Germany, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Ziua, Romania, etc.), September 2007
“Back to the Brink in Ukraine,” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Ziua, Romania, etc.), August 2007
 
Russia's Inspector GeneralInternational Herald Tribune, August 10, 2007
 
“The View from here: On Russia” in Business Spotlight Verlag, Germany, no. 5, August-September 2007
 
“The Liars’ Last Reunion: George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin at G-8,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The Maimi Herald, USA, The Daily Star, Lebanon, El Tiempo, Colombia, etc.), June 2007
 
“The Hero of His Time: Boris Yeltsin,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, The Maimi Herald, USA, etc.), April 2007
 
Nabokov’s Big in Beijing” in The Moscow Times, April 20, 2007
 
Playing the Ukrainian Card” in the International Herald Tribune, March 15, 2007
 
“Fidel Castro: The Autumn of the Commandante,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The New York Sun, The Star-Ledger, USA, etc.), January 2007
 
“A Murder in Moscow: A Tragic Death of Anna Politkovskaya,” published by Project Syndicate (Miami Herald, USA, Die Welt, Germany, Le Figaro, France, La Reppublica, Italy, etc.), October 2006
 
“The Gulag of the Russian Mind,” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), August 2006
 
“Cheney, Putin Can’t Get Beyond Cold War Talk” in The Moscow Times, May 17, 2006
 
Why not celebrating Nabokov is a tragedy” in the Financial Times, April 19, 2006
 
A Fatal Desire for Order” in the International Herald Tribune, February 26, 2006
 
“The Day Khrushchev Buried Stalin” in the Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2006
 
 Why Russia Still Loves Stalin” in The Washington Post, February 12, 2006
 
 "The Two Faces of Vladimir Putin” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), June 2005
 
“Happy Birthday, Nikita Khrushchev” in The New York Times, April 16, 2005
 
“Vova the Dread” in the Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2005
 
“The Empire Sneaks Back” in The International Herald Tribune, October 30, 2004
 
“Russian Culture of Contempt” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France), August 2004
 
“Vladimir Putin: a Tzar or a Doge” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), April 2004
 
“Vladimir Putin Hurts Russian Democracy: Duma Elections 2003” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), December 2003
 
“Putin Wears a President’s Clothes, but He’s Really an Ersatz Czar” in the Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2003
 
“Brezhnev, Bush and Baghdad” in The Nation, May 19, 2003
 
“Stalin and Memory” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), March, 2003
 
“Treason of Russian Intellectuals: A Case of Chechnya” in the Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), March 3, 2003
 
“Putin the Poker player” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, etc.), February 2003
 
“Russian Language is Our Wealth (Soviet Slogan)” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter, 2002/2003
 
“The Details: St. Petersburg” in Esquire, September 2002
 
“The Russian Dreifus Affair” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France, Die Welt, Germany), August 2002
 
“Putin as an Island” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Le Figaro (France), Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), May 2002
 
“International Response to 9-11: Russian Press Makes it Good” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter/Spring, 2002
 
“Fidel, Monica and Me” in Salon.com, March 1, 2002
 
“What Comes First in Russia: Democracy or Trust?” in the Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2001
 
“Shevarnadze’s Last Stand?” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), November 2001
 
“Nabokov’s Russian Return” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Summer/Fall, 2001
 
“Missile Defense Would Rile the Russian Bear” in the Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2001
 
“Forward to Putinism” in the Russian Regional Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, 17 January 2001, also published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), January 2001
 
BOOK REVIEWS
 
A Tangled Conspiracy Tale, Soviet Style. A Review of Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot against Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953 by Jonathan Brent and Vladimir P. Naumov,” February 22, 2004
 
"Why Gorbachev is Russia’s Unsung Hero” in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 11, 2002
 
“Where Rabbits Fly: On Tatayna Tolstaya’s Novel Kys” in The Times Literary Supplement, October 5, 2001
 
Culture Matters but not in Russia: Review of L. Harrison, S. Huntington, eds, Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Spring 2001
 
NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE ARTICLES in RUSSIAN
 
“Good Bye, The Propagandist (Dick Cheney)” in Vedomosti, July 6, 2007
 
"Putin and Bush: The Last Reunion of the Twins” in Vedomosti, June 6, 2007
 
“George Bush: Genius for the Moment” in Moskovskie Novosti, July 7, 2006
 
“George Bush Will Not Be Impeached” in Moskovskie Novosti, January 20, 2006
 
“‘You are an Idiot Yourself,’ with this Infamous Russian Saying Russia Reacted to the ABC Interview with Shamil Basaev” in Moskovskie Novosti, August 5, 2005
 
“The Strongest Rules: World Leaders No Longer Choose Good Partners to Benefit World Affairs” in Moskovskie Novosti, July 8, 2005
 
“This is Not Orwell: 1984 vs. Brave New World in America Today” in Moskovskie Novosti, January 21, 2005
 
“Dick Cheney as Doctor Strangelove” in Trud, November 20, 2004
 
“Messianic Policy by Conviction: the Real Difference Between George W. Bush and John Kerry” in Trud, October 27, 2004
 
“In Defense of George Bush” in Izvestia, September 23, 2004
 
“Khrushchev’s Presumption of Innocence” in Ogoniok Weekly, No 31, August 2-8, 2004
 
“Good Morning, Baghdad!” in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, December 22, 2003
 
“Why Do We Love New York” in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, September 15, 2003
 
“Washington in the ‘Closet’” in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, June 23, 2003
 
“Democracy or Patriotism” in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, March 3, 2003
 
“America Readies for War” in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 31, 2003
 
“To Move On or to Be Moved On: Mr. Bush Goes To Saint Petersburg” in Obshchaya Gazeta, May 23, 2002
 
“In a Game of Happiness: On ‘The Beautiful Mind’ and the ‘Luzhin Defense’” in Obshchaya Gazeta, April 16, 2002
 
“Bush, Nixon and Forrest Gump” in Obshchaya Gazeta, February 28, 2002
 
“Battles between Justice and Unfairness” in Obshchaya Gazeta, February 7, 2002
 
“Russian Experts—Thinkers or the Internet Extension? America Can’t Get over the Cold War” in Obshchaya Gazeta, January 17, 2002
 
“Putin Has Made America Fearful: On the Crawford November Summit Between Putin and Bush” in Obshchaya Gazeta, November 22-29, 2001, Moscow
 
“New York City: September 11, 2001” in Obshchaya Gazeta, September 20-27, 2001, Moscow
 
“A Case of Marquis de Sade: On Russian Theater in America” in Obshchaya Gazeta, July 12, 2001
 
“End of the Overseas Democracy: the USA has Entered the Presidential Dynasty Faze” in Obshchaya Gazeta, January 25-31, 2001, Moscow
 
MEDIA
 
Appeared on Russian Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Dies at 89, PBS NewsHour on August 4, 2008.
 
Interviewed by The International Herald Tribune, “Rethinking Nabokov As A ‘Road Map’ For Modern Russia” on July 9, 2008.
 
Quoted in “Russia Risks Armed Clash in Abkhazia to Stop Georgia NATO Bid” by Bloomberg on June 24, 2008.
 
Interviewed on "Russia Today" on March 1, 2008 to discuss recent foreign policy developments in Russia. Video here.
 
Featured in Canada’s National Post for the article, “When Nina Khrushcheva Lists Russian Despots, She Doesn’t Omit Her Grandfather, January 19, 2008.
 
A US News and World Report article, “Rising Anti-Americanism in Russia,” cited Dr. Khrushcheva, on January 18, 2008.
 
“On Why Russians Love a Strong Man,” was the title of Dr. Khrushcheva's The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s television appearance, January 11, 2008. VIDEO HERE.
 
Interviewed on December 23, 2007 for Ian Master's "Live from the Left Coast," radio program. Streaming audio here.
 
Interviewed December 4, 2007, on Russia's parliamentary elections. CLICK FOR AUDIO.
 
Participated in round-table discussion on Russia on the Charlie Rose Show, August 25, 2007. Video.
 
Participated in a debate on NPR's Intelligence Squared, November 7, 2007, arguing against the proposition that Russia is becoming America's enemy. CLICK FOR AUDIO
 
LECTURES & APPEARANCES
 
Spoke at Boston College at an event titled, "The Prophet of Post- Communism: Vladimir Nabokov and Russian Politics," April 3, 2008.
 
Spoke at the Ambassador's Roundtable at the World Affairs Forum, New York, February 13, 2008.
 
The Prophet of Post-Communism: Vladimir Nabokov and Russian Politics,” was the title of Dr. Khrushcheva's lecture at the Kennan Institute, Washington DC, January 28, 2008. 
 
Discussed her new book, Imagining Nabokov, at The Harriman Institute at Columbia University December 5, 2007.