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SHARON LEE WOLCHIK

May 2013


Education:

B.A., Syracuse University, 1970 (Political Science)

M.A., Indiana University, 1972 (Political Science)

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1978 (Political Science)



Dissertation: "Politics, Ideology, and Equality: The Status of Women in

Eastern Europe."


Employment:

Director, Masters Program in International Policy and Practice, Elliott School of International Affairs, February 2003–June 2006

Director, Russian and East European Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, September 1988–June 1994

Convener, Seminar on Central and Eastern Europe, The George Washington University, January 1988 - December 1994

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1992–present

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1984–1992

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1977–1984
Publications:
Books:

Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries, with Valerie J. Bunce, (New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy, with Jane L. Curry, eds., (Rowman & Littlefield, Second Edition, 2010).

Women in Power in Post-Communist Parliaments, with Marilyn Rueschemeyer, eds., (Bloomington, IN and Washington, DC: Indiana University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2009).

Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy, with Jane L. Curry, eds. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).

Women Deputies in Central and Eastern Europe, with Marilyn Rueschemeyer, eds. (Washington: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006).

Ukraine: The Search for a National Identity, with Volodymyr Zviglyanich, eds. (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000).

The Birth of Czechoslovakia, with Ivan Dubrovicky, eds. (Prague: SETOUT Roman

Misek, 1999).



Women and Democracy: Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe, with Jane S. Jaquette, eds. (John Hopkins University Press, 1998).

The Social Legacy of Communism, with James R. Millar, eds. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994).

Czechoslovakia: Politics, Economics, and Society (London: Pinter Publishers Ltd., 1991).

Women, State and Party in Eastern Europe, with Alfred G. Meyer, eds. (Durham: Duke

University Press, 1985).



Domestic and Foreign Policy in Eastern Europe in the 1980s, with Michael J. Sodaro, eds. (London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983).

Articles and chapters in books:

“I Ignored Your Revolution, but You Forgot My Anniversary. Party Competition in Slovakia and the Construction of Recollection,” with Carol Skalnik Leff and Kevin Deegan Krause, in Jan Kubik and Michael Bernhardt, eds., Twenty Years After Communism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), pp. 104-32.

"Bringing Down Dictators: Waves of Democratic Change in Communist and Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia," with Valerie J. Bunce in Why Communism Did Not Collapse: The Breakdown and Resilience of Autocratic Regimes in Europe and Asia, ed. Martin K. Dimitrov (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

“Azerbaijan: Losing the Transitional Moment,” with Valerie J. Bunce in Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul, eds., Transitions to Democracy: A Comparative Perspective (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), pp. 400-28.

“Will There (Ever) Be a Colored Revolution in Russia?” Journal of Democracy, (July, 2012).

“1989 and its Aftermath: Two Waves of Democratic Change in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia," with Valerie J. Bunce in Dorothy J. Solinger and Nina Bandelj, eds., Socialism Challenged, Socialism Vanquished:  China and Eastern Europe Compared, 1989-2009 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

“Concepts of Democracy Among Donors and Recipients of Democracy Promotion: An

Empirical Pilot Study” with Valerie J. Bunce in Christopher Hobson and Milja Kurki, ed., The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011).

“International Diffusion and Democratic Change,” with Valerie J. Bunce in Nathan Brown, ed., The Dynamics of Democratization (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).

“Defeating Dictators: Electoral Change and Stability in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes,” World Politics, Vol. 63, no. 1 (January 2010), pp. 43-86.

“1989: The Greatest Surprises,” Problems of Postcommunism, vol. 56, no. 5, Sept/Oct 2010, pp. 25-29.

“Mixed Regimes in Postcommunist Eurasia: Tipping Democratic and Tipping



Authoritarian,” with Valerie J. Bunce in Elena Baracani, ed., Democratization and

Hybrid Regimes: International Anchoring and Domestic Dynamics in Post-Soviet

States. (European Press Academic Publishing, 2010) pp 57-86.

“Democracy, The Market, and Back to Europe,” with Jane L. Curry in Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry, eds., Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007, second edition, 2010).

“The Czech and Slovak Republics: Two Paths to the Same Destination, Sharon L. Wolchik, George Washington University,” in Sharon L. Wolchik and Jane L. Curry eds., Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy (New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007, second edition, 2010).

“Women in parliament in the Czech Republic,” Marta Zahorska and Ewa Nasalska, eds., Wartosci polityka spoleczenstwo (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, 2009).

“Debating Electoral Revolutions: Getting Real about Real Causes,” with Valerie J. Bunce, Journal of Democracy, vol. 20, no. 1, (January 2009) pp. 69-73.

“Oppositions Versus Dictators: Explaining Divergent Electoral Outcomes in

Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia,” with Valerie J. Bunce in Staffan Lindberg,

ed., Democratization by Elections (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press,

2009), pp. 246-268.

“A Regional Tradition: The Diffusion of Democratic Change under Communism and Postcommunism” with Valerie J. Bunce. In Valerie Bunce, Michael McFaul, and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, eds., Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 30-56.

“Defining and Domesticating the Electoral Model: A Comparison of Slovakia and Serbia,” with Valerie J. Bunce. In Valerie Bunce, Michael McFaul, and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, eds., Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 134-154.

“Transnational Networks, Diffusion Dynamics, and Electoral Change in the

Postcommunist World,” with Valerie J. Bunce in Rebecca Kotlins Givan, Sarah A.

Soule, and Kenneth M. Roberts., eds., Diffusion of Social Movements, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), pp. 92-99.

“Women Parliamentarians in the Czech Republic,” in Marilyn Rueschemeyer and Sharon L. Wolchik, eds., Women Deputies in Central and Eastern Europe (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press: 2009).

“Azerbaijan’s 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition.” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper prepared for CDDRL Workshop on External Influences on Democratic Transitions. Stanford University, October, 2008.

“Democratizing Elections in the Post-Communist World: Definitions, Dynamics and Diffusion,” with Valerie J. Bunce, St. Anthony’s International Review, 2, no. 2 (February 2007), pp. 64-89.

“Youth in Electoral Revolutions: Never Trust Anyone over 30?” with Valerie J. Bunce in Joerg Forbrig and Pavol Demes, eds., Civil Society and Electoral Change in Central and Eastern Europe (Washington, D.C., German Marshall Fund of the U.S., 2007), pp. 191-204.

“Defining and Domesticating the Electoral Model: A Comparison of Slovakia and Serbia,” with Valerie J. Bunce, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Working Paper Series, No. 6-07.

“A Regional Tradition: Popular Mobilization Against Dictators Under Communism and Postcommunism,” with Valerie J. Bunce, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Working Paper Series, No. 7-07.

“Bringing Down Dictators: The Diffusion of Democratic Change in Communist and Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia.” with Valerie J. Bunce. Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Working Paper Series 6-07, July, 2007. www.einaudi.cornell.edu/files/workingpapers/06-2007.pdf.

“Bringing Down Dictators: American Democracy Assistance and Electoral Revolutions in the Postcommunist World.” with Valerie J. Bunce. Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, Working Paper Series 5-07, July, 2007. www.einaudi.cornell.edu/files/workingpapers/05-2007.pdf.

“Transnational Networks, Diffusion Dynamics, and Electoral Revolutions in the

Postcommunist World,” with Valerie J. Bunce, Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Approaches, vol. 378, no. 1 (May 2007), pp. 92-99.

“Favorable Conditions and Electoral Revolutions,” with Valerie J. Bunce, Journal of Democracy, 17, no. 4 (October 2006), pp. 5-18.

“International Diffusion and Postcommunist Electoral Revolutions” with Valerie J. Bunce, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, vol. 39, no. 3 (September 2006), pp. 283-304.

“Youth and Electoral Revolutions in Slovakia, Serbia, and Georgia,” with Valerie J. Bunce, SAIS Review XXVI, no. 2 (Summer-Fall 2006), pp. 55-65.

“Governance and Democratic Consolidation in Central Europe,” Japanese Journal of



Political Science 4, no. 2 (November 2003) pp. 273-292.

“Ties Between the Third Sectors in Slovakia and Ukraine,” in James Clem and Nancy Popson, eds., Ukraine and Its Western Neighbors (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2000), pp. 9-19.

“Development: Central and Eastern Europe,” in Routledge International Encyclopedia of

Women (New York: Routledge, 2000), pp. 1592-1595.

“Institutional Factors in the Break-up of Czechoslovakia,” in Michael Kraus and Stanger,

Allison eds., Irreconcilable Differences: Explaining Czechoslovakia’s Dissolution (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), pp.87-105.

“Reproductive Politics in The Czech Republic and Slovakia” in Susan Gal and Gail Kligman, eds., Reproducing Gender: Politics, Publics, and Everyday Life After Socialism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000) pp.58-92.

“The Return of Left-Oriented Parties in Eastern Germany and the Czech Republic and their Social Policies,” with Marilyn Rueschemeyer in Linda J. Cook, Mitchell A. Orenstein, and Marilyn Rueschemeyer, eds., Left Parties and Social Policy in Postcommunist Europe (Boulder Co: Westview Press, 1999), pp.109-45.

“Ukraine’s Relations with the Visegrad Countries,” with Ryszard Zieba, in Sharon L. Wolchik and Volodymyr Zviglyanich, eds., Ukraine: The Search for a National Identity (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), pp.133-164.

“Reflections of the Czechoslovak Republic in the Post-Communist Period,” in Sharon L.

Wolchik and Ivan Dubovicky, eds., The Birth of Czechoslovakia (Prague: SETOUT-Roman Misek, 1999).

“Czechoslovakia on the Eve of 1989,” Communist and Post-Communist Studies Vol. 32, (1999), pp. 437-451.

“Women and Democratization in Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe: A Comparative Introduction,” with Jane S. Jaquette, in Jane S. Jaquette and Sharon L. Wolchik, eds., Women and Democracy: Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1998) pp. 1-28.

“Gender and the Politics of Transition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia,” in Jane S. Jaquette and Sharon L. Wolchik, eds., Women and Democracy: Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1998), pp. 153-184.

“Czechoslovakia,”in Sabrina P. Ramet, ed., Eastern Europe: Politics, Culture, and Society Since 1989 (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1998), pp.35-70.

“Women and the Politics of Gender in Communist and Post-Communist Central and

Eastern Europe,” in Sabrina P. Ramet, ed., Eastern Europe: Politics, Culture, and



Society Since 1989 (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1998), pp. 285-303.

“Democratization and Political Participation in Slovakia,” in Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott, eds., The Consolidation of Democracy in East-Central Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 197-244.

“Comment on Property Rights and Institutional Change in the Czech and Slovak Republics,” in David L. Weimer, ed., The Political Economy of Property Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 205-07.

“The Czech Republic: Havel and the Evolution of the Presidency Since 1989,” in Ray Taras, ed., Postcommunist Presidents (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 168-194.

“The Politics of Ethnicity and the Break-up of the Czechoslovak Federation,” in Leokadia Drobizheva, Rose Gottemoeller, Catherine McArtle Kelleher, and Lee Walker eds., Ethnic Conflict in the Post-Soviet World (Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1996), pp. 67-87.

“Democratization and the Institution of the Presidency,” in Sborník k 65. narozeninám doc. PhDr. Eduarda Urbánka, Csc (Prague: Katedra socioligie FF UK, 1996).

“Czech and Slovak Women and Political Leadership,” in Women’s History Review vol. 5,

no. 4 (New York: Routledge, 1996), pp. 525-538.

“The Politics of Transition and the Break-Up of Czechoslovakia,” in Jirí Musil ed., The End of Czechoslovakia (NY and Budapest: Central European University Press, 1995), pp. 225-224.

“The Czech Republic and Slovakia,” in Zoltan Barany and Ivan Volgyes, eds., The Legacies of Communism in Eastern Europe (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), pp. 152-176.

“The Politics of Transition in Czechoslovakia,” Problems of Post-Communism 42, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1995), pp.35-41.

Democratization in Central and East Europe: Progress or Regression for Women (The Atlantic Council, Washington D.C., January, 1995).

“Poland,” “Romania,” in The Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations (Washington, D.C.: Council on Foreign Relations, 1995).

“Gender Issues During Transition,” in East-Central European Economies in Transition Study Papers submitted to the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, November 1994 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1994)

“Women in Transition in the Czech and Slovak Republics: The First Three Years," Journal of Women's History, vol. 5, no. 3 (Winter 1994), pp. 100-107.

“Women's Issues in Czechoslovakia in the Communist and Post-Communist Periods,” in Barbara Nelson and Najma Chowdhury, eds., Women and Politics Worldwide (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994), pp. 208-225.

“Czechoslovakia,” “Vaclav Havel,” and “Charter 77” in Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).

“Women and Politics - Central and Eastern Europe,” in Valentine M. Moghadam, ed., WIDER Research for Action: Privatization, Democratization, and Women in East-Central Europe and the Soviet Union (World Institute for Development Research of the United Nations University, 1993).

“Ethnic Issues in Post-Communist Czechoslovakia,” Program on Central and Eastern Europe Working Paper Series #27 (Cambridge: Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 1993).

“The Politics of Ethnicity in Post-Communist Czechoslovakia,” East European Politics and Societies, vol. 8, no. 1 (Winter 1993), pp. 153-188.

“The Repluralization of Politics in Post-Communist Czechoslovakia,” Journal of Post-Communist Studies, vol. 26. no 4 (1993), pp. 412-431.

“Women and the Politics of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe” in Valentine M. Moghadam, ed., Democratic Reform and the Position of Women in Transitional Economies (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993), pp. 29-47.

“Czechoslovakia in the Twentieth Century,” in Joseph Held and Stephen Fischer-Galati, eds., The Columbia History of East Central Europe in the Twentieth Century (New York: Columbia University Press, 1992), pp. 119-163.

“The Crises of Socialism in Central and Eastern Europe,” in Christine Lemke and Gary Marks, eds., The Crisis of Socialism in Europe (Durham: Duke University Press, 1992), pp. 84-113.

“Central and Eastern Europe in Transition,” in Young C. Kim and Gaston J. Sigur, eds., Asia and the Decline of Communism (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1992), pp. 53-78.

“Research on Politics in Czechoslovakia during the Communist Period and Beyond,” in Ray Taras, ed., Handbook of Political Science: Research on the USSR and Eastern Europe (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1992).

“Women and Work in Communist and Post-Communist Czechoslovakia,” in Hilda Kahne and Janet Giele, eds., Women's Lives and Women's Work in Modernizing and Industrial Countries (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1992), pp. 117-128.

“Women in the Czech Lands,” in Helen Tierney, ed., Women's Studies Encyclopedia (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1990), pp. 325-327.

“Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution,” Current History, vol. 89, no. 551 (December 1990), pp. 413-416, 435-437.

“Women and the State in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union,” in Sue Ellen Charlton, Jana Everett, and Kathleen Staudt, eds., Women, Development and the State (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989), pp. 45-65.

“Economic Performance and Political Change in Czechoslovakia,” in Charles Bukowski and Mark A. Cichock, eds., Prospects for Change in Socialist Systems (New York: Praeger, 1987), pp. 35-60.

“Introduction: Issues in the Comparative Study of Women and Politics,” Women and Politics, vol. 6, no. 4 (Winter 1986).

“The Pre-Communist Legacy, Economic Development, Social Transformation and Women's Roles in Eastern Europe,” in Sharon L. Wolchik and Alfred G. Meyer, eds., Women, State and Party in Eastern Europe (Durham: Duke University Press, 1985), pp. 31-46.

“Ethnicity and Politics in Communist States,” Studies in Comparative Communism XVIII, nos. 2 and 3, (Summer/Autumn 1985), pp. 181-189.

“The Scientific-Technological Revolution and the Participation of Specialists in Policy Making in Czechoslovakia,” in Michael J. Sodaro and Sharon L. Wolchik, eds., Domestic and Foreign Policy in Eastern Europe in the 1980s (London: Macmillan and New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983).

“Regional Inequality in Czechoslovakia,” in Daniel J. Nelson, ed., The Politics of Inequality (Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington Books, 1983), pp. 249-270.

“Elite Strategy Toward Women in Czechoslovakia: Liberation of Mobilization?” Studies in Comparative Communism XIV, nos. 2 and 3 (Summer/Autumn 1982), pp. 123-142.

“Women and Politics: The East European Experience,” in Joni Lovenduski and Jill Hills, eds., The Politics of the Second Electorate (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1981).

“Ideology and Equality: The Status of Women in Eastern and Western Europe,” Comparative Political Studies, vol. 13, no. 4 (January 1981), pp. 445-476.

“Demography, Political Reform, and Women's Issues in Czechoslovakia,” in Margherita Rendel, ed., Women, Power and Political Systems (London: Croom Helm, 1981), pp. 135-150.

“Eastern Europe: A Regional Overview,” with Michael J. Sodaro in Arthur S. Banks, eds., The Political Handbook of the World 1980 (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1981).

“The PCI, Leninism, and Democratic Politics in Italy,” in Charles F. Elliott and Carl A. Linden, eds., Marxism in the Contemporary West (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1980).

“Women and Politics in Comparative Perspective: Europe and the Soviet Union” Women & Politics, vol.1, no. 2 (Summer 1980).

“The Status of Women in a Socialist Order: Czechoslovakia, 1948-1978,” Slavic Review vol. 38, no. 4 (December 1979).
Scholarly Lectures and Presentations:

“Twenty Five Years After 1989: Progress and Problems,” Georgetown University, Washington, DC, April 2014.

“Gender Issues in ECE,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, March 2014.

“Women’s Roles in Southeastern Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on South Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, February 2014.

“Revolution and Reform in ECE,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2014.

“East Central Europe: An Introduction,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, September 2013.

“Political Regimes of the Former Soviet States,” 2 day course for University of Delaware, US Government Area Studies University program, Elkridge, Maryland, September 2013.

“Unfinished Tasks in the Transition to Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe,” Institute for European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, May 2013.

“The End of Communism and the Tasks of the Transition,” Advanced Area Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2013.

“Revolution and Reform: Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968,” Advanced Area Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2013.

“The Establishment of Communism in East Central Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, December 2012.

“Modes of Population Mobilizations Against Authoritarian Rulers: A Comparison of 1989, the Color Revolutions, and the MENA Uprisings,” with Valerie J. Bunce, paper presented at Workshop on Comparative Mass Mobilization and Protest, the George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 2012.

”Ousting Authoritarians: Electoral Revolutions in Postcommunist States,” Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2012.

“Gender Issues in Southeast Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on Southeast Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, May 2012.

Commentator, “Youth in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Russia,” National Endowment for

Democracy, Washington, DC, April 2012.

“Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries,” book panel, Conference on European Politics, Boston, MA, March 2012.

“Gender Issues in Post-communist ECE,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East

Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, February 2012.

“Nonviolent Youth Movements in Post-Communist Hybrid Regimes,” commentator, Manuscript Development Workshop, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University, February 2012.

“Revolution, Reform, and Repression,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2012.

“The End of Communism and the Transition,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on

East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2012.

Commentator, “What Is To Be Done with Pseudo Democracies,” National Endowment for

Democracy, Washington, DC, January 2012.

“The Establishment of Communism and Transformation of Society,” Advanced Area

Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2011.

“Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries,” book panel, Annual Meeting of the Association for European and Eurasian Studies, Washington, DC, November 2011.

“Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries,” book launch, IERES, the George Washington University, November 2011.

“The Diffusion of Popular Challenges to Authoritarian Rule,” with Karrie Koesel and Valerie Bunce, Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association,” Seattle, WA September 2011.

“Vigilant Authoritarians and the Diffusion of Democracy,” with Valerie J. Bunce and Karrie Koesel. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 1-4 2011.

“Fizzles and Fireworks: The Cross-National Diffusion of Popular Protests against Authoritarian Rule and the Prospects for Democratization in the Middle East and North Africa,” with David Patel and Valerie Bunce. Paper presented at the Project on the Middle East Political Science Conference at George Washington University and at the Conference at the American University of Cairo, May and June, 2011.

“Democratizing Elections in Comparative Perspective,” Department of International Economics, Ivan Franko University, Lviv, Ukraine, May, 2011.

“I Ignored Your Revolution, But You Forgot My Anniversary: Party Competition and the Construction of Recollection of 1989 in Slovakia,” with Carol S. Leff and Kevin Deegan-Krause. Paper presented at the Conference on 20 Years After: 1989 and the Politics of Memory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, February 4-6 2011.

“Gender Issues in East Central Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2011.

“Bringing Down Communism and the Tasks of Transition,” East Central Europe Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2010.

“Women’s Issues In Southeastern Europe,” Southeast Europe Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2010.

“The Transition in Central and Eastern Europe,” IAFF 092, The George Washington University, November 2010.

“Against the Mold: Revolt in Hungary and Reform in Czechoslovakia,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2010.

“The Acquisition of Power and the Implementation of the Soviet Model,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East and Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2010.

“What Exactly is Being Diffused? Diffusion in the ‘Color Revolutions’,” Association for the Study of Nationalities, New York, April 2010.

“Democratizing Elections in Post-communist Europe and Eurasia,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on Ukraine, the Baltic States and Poland, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, April 2010.

“OK 98 and the Ouster of Vladimir Meciar in Slovakia,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar

on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, March 2010.

“Gender Issues in ECE,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe,

Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2010.

“1989: What We Least Expected.” Panel chair and participant, Annual Meeting,

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, November

2009.

“Democratizing Elections in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Echoes of 1989?” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper for Conference on 1989: Twenty Years After, Center for Study of Democracy, the University of California at Irvine, November 5-8, 2009.



“The Collapse of Communism and the Tasks of the Transition,” Advanced Area

Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2009.

“Reform and Repression: Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968,” Advanced Area

Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2009.

“The Establishment of Communism and Transformation of Society,” Advanced Area

Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, September 2009.

“Transnational Networks, Diffusion Dynamics, and Electoral Change in the

Postcommunist World,” presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, September 2009.

“Successful and Unsuccessful Uses of Elections to Democratize,” Johns Hopkins

SAIS, Washington, DC, September 2009.

“Gender Issues in Southeast Europe,” Advanced Area Seminar on Southeast Europe,

Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, June 2009.

“Democratizing Elections in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia,” Advanced Area

Seminar on Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic States, Foreign Service Institute, US

Department of State, May 2009.

“US-European Relations after Communism,” National Defense University, Washington,

DC, March 2009.

“Social Issues in the Transition,” Advanced Area Studies for East Central Europe,

Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, February 2009.

“Democratizing Elections in Post-communist States: The Day After,” National

Endowment for Democracy, February 2009.

“Gender Issues in East Central Europe” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East

Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State,

January 2009.

“Foreign and Domestic Issues in Electoral Revolutions,” American Association for the

Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2008 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2008.

Chair, “Women in Political Leadership in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia,”

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2008 Annual

Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2008.

“Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on

East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State,

November 2008.

“The Demise of Communism and the Transition to Democracy,” Advanced Area Studies

Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of

State, November 2008.

“Azerbaijan’s 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition.” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper prepared for CDDRL Workshop on External Influences on Democratic Transitions. Stanford University, October 2008.

“The Establishment of Communism and Communist Transformation in ECE,” Advanced

Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2008.

“The Diffusion of Democratizing Elections in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia,”

NYU in Prague, Prague, Czechoslovakia, October 2008.

“Mixed Regimes in Postcommunist Eurasia: Tipping Democratic and Tipping Authoritarian.” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the Conference on Democratization in Europe’s Post-Soviet Republics: Limits, Obstacles, and Perspectives. Florence, Italy, June 13-15, 2008.

“Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia: Democratization as a Transnational Process,”

with Valerie J. Bunce, for presentation at Workshop on Democratization

George Washington University, June 2008.

“Gender Issues in Southeast Europe Under Communism and After,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, May 2008.

“Democratizing Elections in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia,” Advanced Area

Seminar on Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine, Foreign Service Institute, US

Department of State, April 2008.

“The Diffusion of Electoral Change,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the Institute for the Social Sciences, March 25, 2008, the Harvard Academy, April 22, 2008, and the University of Notre Dame, April 24, 2008.

“Social Issues in the Transition,” Advanced Area Studies for East Central Europe,

Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, February 2008.

“Gender Issues in East Central Europe Under Communism and After,” Advanced

Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute,

US Department of State, January 2008.

“Bringing Down Dictators: Successful Versus Failed Electoral Revolutions in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the Workshop on “The Democratizing Power of Elections,” University of Florida, November 30-December 2, 2007.

“Two Cheers for American Democracy Promotion,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the Jefferson Institute, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, November 2007.

“Transnational Networks in Postcommunist Electoral Revolutions,” American

Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 2007 Annual Meeting,

New Orleans, November 2007.

“Azerbaijan: A Failed Case,” Workshop on the Role of Outside Actors in

Transitions to Democracy, Stanford University, Palo Alto, October 2007.

“Reform and Repression in East Central Europe,” Advanced Area Studies

Seminar on East Central Europe,” Foreign Service Institute, US

Department of State, October 2007.

“Legacies of the Communist Era in East Central Europe,” Advanced Area

Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of

State, September 2007

“Electoral Systems and Democracy,” SAIC, Virginia, September 2007.

“Bringing Down Dictators: Democracy Promotion and Democratizing Elections in the Postcommunist World,” with Valerie J. Bunce, Villa Serbelloni, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, August 2007.

“Bringing Down Dictators: The Diffusion of Democratic Change in Communist and Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the conference on “Why Communism Endured or Collapsed,” Dartmouth, May 24-26, 2007.

“Elections and Democratic Consolidation,” Center for National and International Studies, Yerevan, Armenia, April 2007.

“Women and Politics in Postcommunist Countries,” US-Azerbaijan Education Center, Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2007.

“Electoral Revolutions in Postcommunist Europe: Explaining Successes and Failures,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at Georgetown University, November 2006, with revised versions presented at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, February 2007; and Stetson College, 2007.

“Electoral Revolutions and Democratization,” University of Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2007.

“The Role of Women in Politics in the Postcommunist World,” American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, April 2007.

“Women and Democratic Politics,” public lecture held under the auspices of the US Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2007

“Comparative Democratization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experience,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Lecture presented at the Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan, Armenia, March 2007. A similar lecture was also presented at the Yerevan State Linguistic University, Armenia, March 2007.

“Institutional Design and Democratization,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Lecture presented at the Institute of Political Research (advisory group to the President of Armenia), Yerevan, Armenia, March 2007.

“Elections and Democratic Consolidation,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Lecture presented at the Armenian Center for National and International Studies, Yerevan, March 2007.

“Postcommunist Electoral Revolutions,” College of William and Mary,

Williamsburg, Va., November 2006.

“Central and East European Politics After EU Accession,” Inter-American Defense

College, November 2006.

“Democracy Promotion through Electoral Revolutions: The Postcommunist Experience,” Center for Democracy and Civil Society, Georgetown University, November 2006.

“Women in Academia,” Panel organized by the Association of Women in Slavic Studies, Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, November 2006.

“Electoral Systems and Democratic Governance,” SAIC, Virginia, November 2006.

“ECE Under Communism,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2006.

“The Diffusion of Electoral Revolutions,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at Duke University, October 2006 and the University of Michigan, October 2006.

“Democracy Promotion, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Electoral Revolutions in Postcommunist Eurasia,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper and keynote address presented at the University of Illinois, Annual Colloquium of the Russian and East European Center, September 2005. Versions of this paper were also presented at the Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, February 2006 and the Department of Political Science, the University of Michigan, October 2006.

“Defining and Domesticating the Electoral Model: A Comparison of Slovakia and Serbia,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the Conference on “Waves and Troughs of Postcommunist Transitions: What Role for External versus Domestic Variables?” Stanford University, April 28-29, 2006.

“A Regional Tradition: Popular Mobilization Against Dictators under Communism and Postcommunism,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the Conference on “Waves and Troughs of Postcommunist Transitions: What Role for External versus Domestic Variables?” Stanford University, April 28-29, 2006.

“Gender Issues in South East Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on Southeast Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, March 2006.

“Bringing Down Dictators: American Democracy Promotion and Electoral Revolutions in Postcommunist Eurasia,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the Conference on External Actors and State (Re)Construction, Cornell University, November 2005 and at the Workshop on Democratization, Central European University, February 2006.

“Reform and Repression in ECE,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2006.

“The End of Communism and the Transition to Democracy,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2006.

“Central and Eastern Europe in the EU,” Inter-American Defense College, November 2005.

“The Impact of the EU on Postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe,” Annual

Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Salt Lake

City, November 2005.

“Transnational Democratic Movements in Postcommunist Europe,” with Valerie J. Bunce. Paper presented at the joint conference of the European Studies Program, Cornell University and Syracuse University on Postcommunist States and Societies: Transnational and National Politics, Syracuse University, September 30-October 1, 2005.

“Gender Issues in East Central Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, Department, January 2005.

“Social and Economic Inequalities in ECE,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, January 2005.

“The Tasks of the Transition to Democracy and the Market,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, December 2004.

“Critical Issues in European Politics,” Inter-American Defense College, November 2004.

“1989 in Hungary and Czechoslovakia,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2004.

“Revolution and Reform: Hungary 1958, Czechoslovakia 1968,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2004.

“East Central Europe Under Communism,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on Esat Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2004.

“Current Developments in Slovakia and the Czech Republic,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, May 2004.

“Women Deputies in the Czech Republic,” Conference on Women Deputies in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia, Co-sponsored by the East European Studies Program and the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Watson Institute, Brown University, and George Washington University, Washington, DC, April 2004.

“Post-transition Politics in the Czech Republic and Slovakia?” Seminar, Watson Institute, Brown University, April 2004.

“Party Systems in ECE,” Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, February 2004.

“Gender Issues in East Central Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, December 2003.

“The Negotiated Revolution and the Velvet Revolution,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2003.

“The Transition from Communist Rule: Democracy, the Market, and Back to Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2003.

Discussant, Panel on Slovak Politics after Meciar, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Toronto, 2003.

“East Central Europe Under Communism,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2003.

“Reform and Repression: Hungary 1956,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2003.

“Reform and Repression: Czechoslovakia, 1968,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2003.

“The Fall of Communism in Central Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 2001.

“Political Developments in Central and Eastern Europe After the End of Communism,” Inter-American Defense College, November 2001.

“Culture and National Identity in Central and Eastern Europe in the Period of Empires,” Faculty and Course Development in International Studies, Workshop on Cultural and National Resistance, West Virginia University, November 2001.

“Culture and Dissent Under Communism,” Faculty and Course Development in International Studies, Workshop on Cultural and National Resistance, West Virginia University, November 2001.

“Culture and National Identity in Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe,” Faculty and Course Development in International Studies, Workshop on Cultural and National Resistance, West Virginia University, November 2001.

“Central Europe: The Legacy of Communism,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2001.

“Women in Slovakia and the Czech Republic: New Opportunities and Old Problems,” The European Division of the Library of Congress, October 2001.

“East Central Europe: Central Issues,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, September 2001.

“Current Issues in Czech Politics,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, December 2000.

“Issues in the International Relations of Central and Eastern Europe,” Inter-American Defense College, November 2000.

“Central and Eastern Europe: Ten Years after the Fall of Communism,” Inter-American Defense College, November 2000.

“East Central Europe: The Communist Legacy,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 2000.

“Beyond Official Diplomacy: Links Between NGOs, Think Tanks, and Educational/Research Centers in Slovakia and Ukraine,” Conference on Ukraine and Central Europe: Multi-Level Networks and International Relations, sponsored by the Kennan Institute and the East European Program at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Ukrainian Institute, Harvard University, May 2000.

“The Czech Republic: Expectations and Realities,” Symposium on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Ten Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, University of California, Berkeley, March 2000.

“Political Parties and Party Systems in Central Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department’ of State, December 1999.

“Czech and Slovak Politics Ten Years Later,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, November 1999.

Participant, Conference on the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, organized by the Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, National Security Archives, and the Institute for Contemporary History, Prague, October 1999.

Chair, Roundtable on Czech Politics, 1999 Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, October 1999.

“Central and Eastern Europe Ten Years Later: Expectations and Realities,” Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations and Human Rights, Symposium on Post-Communism After Ten Years,” Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, September 14, 1999.

“Political Parties and Recent Elections in the Czech and Slovak Republics,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, May 1999.

“The Revolutions of 1989; Reflections on the Velvet Revolution and its Aftermath,” Seminar organized by the National Security Archives, GWU, March 1999.

“Lost Illusions: The Czech and Slovak Experiences,” University of Maryland, April 1999.

“Eastern Europe Entering the 21st Century,” at Seminar on the Revolutions of 1989 and Democratic Transitions in East-Central Europe, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, April 1999.

“Political Parties in the Czech and Slovak Republics,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, April 1999.

“The Development of Civil and Political Society,” Symposium on Europe’s East Enters the 21st Century, Center for Humanities and Arts and The University of Georgia, February 1999.

“East-East Assistance and US Policy,” IREX policy forum at the US Department of State, February 1999.

Chair, panel on Gender Issues in the Transitions in Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union, 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, September 1998.

“Will There Ever be a ‘Central Europe’?” Roundtable, 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, Washington November 20-23, 1997.

“The Reemergence of the Left in the Czech Republic,”1996 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, Nov. 14-17, 1996.

“The Development of the Party System in the Czech Republic," University of Pittsburgh, January 1997.

“Identity and Difference: Gender Politics in Central and Eastern Europe,” The University of Wisconsin, April 1997.

“The Politics of Ethnicity and the Breakup of Czechoslovakia,” Conference on the Breakup of Communist States and Nation/Statebuilding in Post-Communist States, Cornell University, April 21-22, 1995.

“Political Issues in the Post Communist Czech Republic,” U.S. State Department seminar on the Czech Republic for Ambassador-designate Jenonne Walker, June, 1995.

“Gender Issues in the Transition in Central Europe;” “Czech and Slovak Relations after 1993,” Czech Politics,” “Social Issues in Postcommunist Central Europe, Advanced Area Studies Seminar on East Central Europe, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State. September 1993-June 1994.

“Reproductive Issues in the Post-Communist Czech and Slovak Republics,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, May, 1995.

“Slovak Politics Since Independence,” Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America, Washington, D.C. April 1995.

Chair, panel on “New Elites in Post-Communist Central Europe,” Annual meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Philadelphia, November 1994.

Chair and Discussant, panel sponsored by Women in International Security meeting with Olga Shedrina, visiting fellow at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and a reporter for the Russian language Ukrainian newspaper Kievske Vedomosti, Washington, D.C., February 1994.

“The Break-up of Multiethnic States: the Case of Czechoslovakia,” Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 1993.

“Women in Transition in Czechoslovakia,” Women in International Security Conference, Prague, September 1992.

“The Repluralization of Politics in Czechoslovakia,” International Political Science Association Research Committee on Pluralism, Los Angeles, September 1992.

“The Politicization of Ethnicity in Czechoslovakia,” Smithsonian Institution, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe, May 1992.

“Women and Politics in Czechoslovakia,” Conference on Women and Politics in Eastern Europe, Prague, June 1992.

“The Reemergence of the Political Right in Post-Communist Czechoslovakia,” Conference on The Revival of the Political Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, Rutgers University, April 1992.

“Policies Toward Ethnic Issues During the Communist Period,” Smithsonian Institution, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe, April 1992.

“Changing the Czechoslovak Economy,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, February 1992.

“Ethnic Issues in Post-Communist Czechoslovakia,” Conference on Nationality and Ethnicity in Eastern Europe, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, December 1991.

“Gender Issues in Central and Eastern Europe,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, December 1991.

“Political and Economic Developments in Central and Eastern Europe,” Lecture for Congressional Fellows, American Political Science Association, November 1991.

Panelist, “The Transition to Democracy in Eastern Europe,” Transition to Democracy Seminar, G.W.U., November 1991.

“Social Change and Social Issues in Czechoslovakia,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 1991.

“Central and Eastern Europe in the Post-Communist Period,” GW Club, October 1991.

“Women's Issues in the Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe,” Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, D.C., October 1991.

Commentator, “Democratic Values and the Revolutions of 1989 and 1991,” 37th General Assembly of the Atlantic Treaty Organization, Washington, D.C. October 1991.

“Ethnic Tensions in Czechoslovakia,” NPR radio interview, October 7, 1991.

“Politics and Economics in Post-Communist Czechoslovakia,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, October 1991.

“National and Gender Issues in Central and Eastern Europe and the USSR,” National Hispana Leadership Institute, October 1991.

“Political and Economic Developments in the Czech and Slovak Federated Republic and the Impact of Recent Changes in the USSR,” Congressional Research Service, October 1991.

“Recent Developments in Czechoslovak Politics,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, September 1991.

“Women and the Politics of Transition,” Conference on Perestroika, Revolution, and Gender Issues, United Nations, WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, September 1991.

“Critical Issues in the Transition to Post-Communist Rule in Central and Eastern Europe,” Chautauqua Institution, August 1991.

“Women's Roles and Women's Issues in Central and Eastern Europe,” Chautauqua Institution, August 1991.

Discussant, “Roundtable on the Lessons of 1989,” Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, June 1991.

“Roundtable Discussion: The Lessons of Eastern Europe's 1989,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, May 1991.

“Politics and Economics in the Transition to Post-Communist Rule in Central and Eastern Europe,” American Association of University Women, Erie, Pennsylvania, April 1991.

“Women in the Transition to Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe,” Annual Meeting American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 1990.

“Central and Eastern European Transitions: Political and Economic Trends,” American

Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., September

1990.

“Women's Roles in the Downfall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe,” IV World Conference of Slavic Studies, Harrogate, England, July 1990.



“Mass-Elite Relations in Czechoslovakia,” Workshop on Mass-Elite Relations in Central and Eastern Europe sponsored by the George Washington University and Radio Free Europe, Harrogate, England, July 1990.

“Central Issues in the Transition to Post-Communist Rule in Central and Eastern Europe,” Lecture, National Governors' Association Meeting, May 1990.

Commentator, "Political and Economic Developments in Czechoslovakia," panel discussion with Alexander Dubcek, The Atlantic Council, May 1990.

Panel Chair, "Central Europe," Conference on National Identities in Central and Eastern Europe co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Russian and East European Studies Program, the George Washington University, May 1990.

"Changes in Eastern Europe: Historical and Cultural Factors," Motorola University, Chicago, April 1990.

"Domestic Developments in Selected Eastern European Countries," Workshop on Changing Patterns in East-West Relations sponsored by the American Council on Asian and Pacific Affairs and the Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies, the George Washington University, April 1990.

"The Crisis of Socialism in Central and Eastern Europe and its Future," Conference on the Crisis of Socialism, East and West, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 1990.

"Democratization in Eastern Europe," Lecture Series on Democratization, Southwestern University, Austin, Texas, March 1990.

"Eastern Europe in Transition," Symposium on Changes in Eastern Europe, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, March 1990.

"Czechoslovakia in Transition," Symposium on Change in Eastern Europe, US Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, March 1990.

"East European Developments: A Western Perspective," Institute of State and Law, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, March 1990.

"Recent Developments in Czechoslovakia," Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, Washington, DC, March 1990.

"Current Issues in East European Politics," Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies, Faculty Seminar, March 1990.

"Political and Economic Issues in Czechoslovakia," Seminar on Eastern Europe, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Area Studies, Washington, DC, March 1990.

"Czechoslovak Politics in Transition," Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, Washington, D.C., February 1990.

Panel Chair, "Challenges Facing Political Leaders," Symposium on Theories to Guide the Reform of Social Societies," School of Business and Public Management, the George Washington University, February 1990.

"Czechoslovakia in the Twentieth Century," Conference on the History of East-Central Europe in the Twentieth Century, Rutgers University, February 1990.

"Eastern Europe -- What Next?" Elliott School of International Affairs Luncheon Series, the George Washington University, February 1990.

"Czechoslovakia from 1968 to 1989," Santa Clara University, January 1990.

"Political Developments in Czechoslovakia," Santa Clara University, January 1990. .

“Czechoslovakia in Transition: Prospects for Democracy," Berkeley-Stanford Faculty Seminar on Democratization, January 1990.

"The Roots of Democracy in Czechoslovakia," Hoover Institution, Stanford, January 1990.

"Dissent and Opposition in Czechoslovakia," Advanced Area Studies Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, Washington, D.C., January 1990.

"Recent Changes in Eastern Europe," National Council on International Visitors, USIA, Washington, D.C., December 1989.

"Political Reform in Eastern Europe," Roundtable discussion, Southern Slavic Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 1989.

"Area Studies Programs," Roundtable discussion, Southern Slavic Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 1989.

"Prospects for Political Change in Czechoslovakia," Midwest Slavic Conference, Chicago, April 1989.

"Political Change, Economic Crisis and Women's Issues in Eastern Europe," Network of Women in Slavic Studies and Kennan Institute, Washington, D.C., October 1988.

Chair, "Emerging Issues: Political Developments in Eastern Europe," Spring Symposium, Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, May 1988.

"Czechoslovakia and the USSR," Colloquium on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, The George Washington University, November 1986.

"Knowledge and Power in Communist States," III World Congress of Soviet and East European Studies, Washington, D.C., October 1985.

"Women's Issues and Public Policy in Eastern Europe," Russian and East European Studies Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 1985.

Panelist, "Women and Work in Eastern Europe," Roundtable discussion at the 1984 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New York, November 1984.

Commentator, "A Neo-Marxist Approach to the Sociology of Nationalism: A Quest for Theory," Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., July 1984.

Chair, "The Impact of the Andropov Succession in Eastern Europe," Roundtable discussion at the 1983 Annual meeting of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

"Women's Issues and Political Crises in Eastern Europe," Network of Women in Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C November1983.

Commentator, "The Public Invades the Private -- Or Does It?" 1983 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Kansas City, October 1983.

"Economic and Territorial Imperatives in Regional Investment Decisions in Czechoslovakia," 1983 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 1983.

Chair, "Women in Eastern Europe: Unresolved Theoretical Issues," Roundtable discussion at 1982 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., October 1982.

"Women's Issues and Public Policy in Eastern Europe," Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., March 1982.

Participant, "New Directions in Research on Women in Politics," Roundtable discussion at 1981 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York, September 1981.

"Yugoslav Revisionism," Workshop on Marxism, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., May 1981.

"Social Change and Women in Eastern Europe," Soviet-East European lecture series, University of Maryland, College Park, May 1981.

"Demographers and the Making of Population Policy in Czechoslovakia," 1980 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Philadelphia, November 1980.

"Specialists and Policy-Making in Czechoslovakia," 1980 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, New Haven, November 1980.

"Czechoslovakia in the 1980s: Economic Problems and Political Repercussions," 1980 Annual Meeting of the Czechoslovak Academy of Arts and Sciences in America, Washington, D.C., October 1980.

Commentator, "Dissent and Opposition in Eastern Europe," Panel at the 1980 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 1980.

Chair, "The Impact of the Helsinki Accords on Soviet Nationality Policy," Panel at the 1980 Annual Meeting of the Southern Slavic Conference, College Park, Maryland, September 1980.

"The Scientific-Technological Revolution and Specialist Influence on Policy-Making in Czechoslovakia," Conference on Eastern Europe in the 1980s, Institute for Sino Soviet Studies and the Department of State, Washington, D.C., April 1980.

"Women and Social Change: The East European Experience," Institute of East Central Europe, Columbia University, February 1980.

"Women and Socialism: Continuity and Change in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe," Columbian College Women, The George Washington University, February 1980.

"Czechoslovakia 1968: Causes and Impact," Advanced Area Studies Seminar, the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, Washington, D.C., December 1979.

"Demography, Political Reform, and Women's Issues in Czechoslovakia," 1979 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Haven, October 1979.

"East European Views of West European Communist Parties," Advanced Area Studies Seminar on Western Europe, the Foreign Services Institute, US Department of State, Washington, D.C., October 1979.

"The PCI and Eastern Europe: Channels of Influence and Impact," 1979 Annual Meeting, Midwest Slavic Conference, Minneapolis, May 1979.

"The PCI and Current Politics in Italy," Inter-University Colloquium on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., April 1979.

"Leninism, The PCI, and Democratic Politics in Italy," Conference on Marxism and the Contemporary West, Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies, the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., April 1979.

"Women and Politics in Eastern Europe," Workshop on Women and Politics, European Consortium for Political Research, Brussels, Belgium, April 1979.

Chair, "The Politics of Women's Employment: Comparative Perspectives," Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 1979.

"Socialism and Women in Czechoslovakia: Liberation or Mobilization?" 1978 Annual Meeting, Midwest Slavic Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, April 1978.

Commentator, "Czechoslovakia Ten Years After," Panel at the 1978 Annual Meeting, Midwest Slavic Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, April 1978.

"Women in Eastern Europe," Inter-University Colloquium on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., February 1978.

"Women and the Communist Model of Development," Symposium on Women and Development, The University of Missouri at Columbia, April 1978.

"Ideology and Equality: The Status of Women in Eastern and Western Europe," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New York, September, 1978.

"Communism in Western Europe," Foreign Affairs Interdepartmental Seminar of the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, Washington, D.C., February 1978.

Commentator, "Eastern Europe: Old Issues, New Problems," Panel at the 1977 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., October 1977.

"The Roles and Status of Women in Communist Czechoslovakia," Midwest Slavic Conference, Ann Arbor Michigan, May 1977.

"Communism East and West: The Implications of Eurocommunism for Eastern Europe," Conference on West European Communist Parties in Regional Institutions sponsored by the Department of State, Airlie House, Virginia, May 1977.

Commentator, "The New Europe," Panel at conference on Soviet Foreign Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, The Kennan Institute, Washington, D.C. February 1977.



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