Carleton University experts are available to discuss the recent passing of Mikhail Gorbachev, his legacy and related subjects. Please feel free to contact the experts below directly to arrange interviews.

Joan DeBardeleben
Chancellor’s Professor, Jean Monnet Chair – Politics and Society in Russia and the European Union, European Neighbourhood Policy at Carleton University


DeBardeleben’s expertise covers topics such as the European Union and Russia, politics and society in the Soviet successor states, especially Russia, federalism and multi-level governance in Europe and Russia, Russian elections, and Russian federalism.

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Paul Goode
McMillan Chair in Russian Studies, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University

Goode’s current research focuses on nationalism and authoritarianism in Russia and the former Soviet states.

Goode is Editor-in-Chief of Communist and Post-Communist Studies and Associate Editor of Nationalities Papers. He also serves on the editorial boards for Russian Politics and Social Science Quarterly.

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Fen Hampson
Chancellor’s Professor and Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University

Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security and Politics program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He is an international affairs expert and has expertise in Canadian foreign policy and global governance, international organization, international negotiation, and conflict resolution and analysis.

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Jeff Sahadeo
Professor, EURUS and Political Science at Carleton University

Sahadeo is a Russia and Ukraine regional specialist and can discuss many issues relating to Eastern Europe and Asia.

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