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Leadership

Daniel Drezner is Professor of International Politics, a nonresident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Co-Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School. Prior to joining Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and he has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. He has written seven books, including All Politics is Global (2009) and Theories of International Politics and Zombies (2011), and edited three others, including The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence (2021). He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, and Foreign Affairs, and has been a regular contributor to Foreign Policy and The Washington Post. He received his B.A. in political economy from Williams College and an M.A. in economics and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.
Chris Miller is Associate Professor of International History at The Fletcher School and Co-Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program. He is the author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology (2022), a geopolitical history of the computer chip. He has written three other books, including The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR (2016), Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia (2018), and We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin (2021). He has previously served as the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale, a lecturer at the New Economic School in Moscow, a visiting researcher at the Carnegie Moscow Center, a research associate at the Brookings Institution, and as a fellow at the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Academy. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Yale University and his B.A. in history from Harvard University.
Arik Burakovsky is Assistant Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School. His research interests include the role of the media in international politics, public and elite opinion, soft power, public diplomacy, Russian foreign policy, and U.S.-Russia relations. Before completing his M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Arik interned in the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy Moscow and studied the Polish language and culture as a Boren Fellow at the University of Warsaw in Poland. He also served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Omsk, Russia and twice as Resident Director of the ROTC Project GO intensive summer Russian language program in Narva, Estonia. His work has been published by The Conversation, Time, The National Interest, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and elsewhere. Arik received his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of California, San Diego.