Political Science and History

History of Russian-U.S. Relations

hist102-iconsqThe instructor’s approach to the history of relations between Russia and the United States is founded on a socio-cultural analysis of ways in which the image of “the Other” has been constructed in different historical periods and the accumulation of mutual characteristics influenced the evolution of relations between the two countries. Read more…

The Caucasus in International Relations (XVI-XX Century)

Kavkaz_icon_sqThe course will be useful to historians and political scientists (especially undergraduates and graduate students), as well as to anyone interested in the history and culture of the peoples of the Caucasus. The aim of the course is to study the Caucasus vector of Russia’s foreign policy in the XVI-XX centuries. Read more…

Politics of Energy Security in Eurasia

POlitics-of-Energy-Use-icon-80x80Energy issues in the world today are strategic and political in nature and affect the international political processes. This course aims to cover topics related to the increasing competition in the global energy market and to explore how this competition is manifested in Eurasian countries. Read more…

Comparative Study of Authoritarian Regimes

Authoritarianism-icon-80x80Over the past decade, an interest in authoritarian regimes has re-emerged in political science due to many researchers’ disappointment in the study of democratic transitions and the transitional approach in general. This course will introduce students to the latest political science research and approaches to the study of authoritarian regimes, as well as the key conceptual issues debated by the contemporary political scientists. Read more…

What is History?

ZeitflußThis is an introductory course to history that will trace the changes in history’s importance, methods and possibilities through time. Read more…