Sharon L. Wolchik

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Dr. Sharon L. Wolchik "is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where she has been teaching courses on Central and Eastern European politics since 1977. She recently served as chair of the board of directors of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. A leading scholar of Central and East European affairs, Dr. Wolchik has written or edited ten books and over sixty articles on post-communist politics, elites, and social and women’s issues. She has been awarded numerous prestigious grants and fellowships to support her research in the region, including awards from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and IREX. During her fellowship, Dr. Wolchik is working on an article on the factors influencing political development in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia, following the recent democratizing elections in the region." [1]

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  1. Sharon L. Wolchik, National Endowment for Democracy, accessed November 2, 2008.