Faculty – Central Asia

Benjamin Hopkins (Ph.D., University of Cambridge)

Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Associate Professor of History & International Affairs

Research Interests: South Asian history, Afghanistan, Central Asia, modern imperialism, British imperialism, world history

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Tel: 202-994-2822
Fax: 202-995-6231
E-mail: bhopkins@gwu.edu

Marlene Laruelle (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political science, sociology, identity issues, migrations in Russia, Arctic, and Central Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
Tel: 202-994-3368
Fax: 202-994-5436
E-mail: laruelle@gwu.edu

Sebastien Peyrouse (Ph.D., National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures)

Research Professor of International Affairs

Research Interests: Political systems, economic development, and religion in Central Asia; Central Asia’s geopolitical positioning toward China, India and South Asia

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
Tel: 202-994-3368
Fax: 202-994-7743
E-mail: speyrouse@gwu.edu

Sean Roberts (Ph.D., University of Southern California)

Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

Professor of Anthropology

Director, International Development Studies Program

Research Interests: Development theory, democracy development, media and development, culture and politics, indigenous rights, Central Asia, former Soviet Union, and China

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, Suite 501G
Tel: 202-994-7739
Email: seanrr@gwu.edu

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