Nancy Lubin

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Nancy Lubin "is one of the foremost experts in the United States on the Muslim nations of Central Asia. She is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Board of Trustees of the Eurasia Foundation." [1]

"Nancy Lubin is President of JNA Associates, Inc. -- a research and consulting firm that works on assessments and projects concerning the new states of the former Soviet Union (NIS), especially Russia and Central Asia -- and a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. She has lived, worked and traveled throughout the former USSR, including Central Asia and the Caucasus, for almost thirty years and consults for international donor organizations, private foundations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private industry ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller, start up companies.

"Dr. Lubin is also Director and Principal Author of the Council on Foreign Relation's Project on the Ferghana Valley, Center for Preventive Action, directing a working group under the chairmanship of Senator Sam Nunn to examine issues of conflict prevention in Central Asia; director of a three-year foundation-supported assessment and 2001 update of US assistance to the NIS; and director/ principal author of a number of other major projects examining a range of issues throughout Central Asia and the NIS, including energy, environmental, and other resource issues.

"Prior to holding these positions, Dr. Lubin was an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a Project Director for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. She also spent fourteen months as a Fellow at the US Institute of Peace, one year as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, two years as a research consultant to the US Department of State, and many years as an adjunct professor at both Carnegie Mellon and Georgetown Universities.

"She received her PhD from Oxford University; her BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard University; studied at the Universities of Moscow and Leningrad; and was one of the first Westerners to conduct doctoral research in Soviet Central Asia where she worked for one year at Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan (1978-79).

"She is the author of Labour and Nationality in Soviet Central Asia: An Uneasy Compromise (reviewed in the New York Times Book Review and elsewhere), on the informal economic and political system in Central Asia; Aid to the Former Soviet Union: When Less is More; and of other books and monographs, Congressional reports and testimony, and scholarly and popular articles on Soviet and "post-Soviet" affairs. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, and elsewhere.

"Dr. Lubin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; the Board of Trustees of the Eurasia Foundation; the Board of Advisors of the Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute, Project on Central Eurasia; the Board of Trustees of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research; the Advisory Board for ISAR; and the boards of other organizations and journals." [1]

External links

  • "About Us", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.
  • Nancy Lubin, EurasiaNet, accessed August 29, 2008.
  • Former Fellows, USIP, accessed January 8, 2008.