Awards & Honors


Carnegie Corporation Project Grant, Principal Investigator, Russia in the Social Sciences. 2016-18 [$1,000,000]

“Russia’s Resurgence and the End of the Post-Cold War Era.” Dr. Edwin Fedder Annual Lecture In Foreign and International Affairs, University of Missouri-Saint Louis. September 27, 2017.

Keynote Speaker: "Locating Central Asia's Geopolitics." Annual Central Eurasian Studies Association Conference. George Washington University. October 15, 2015.

Keynote Address. “Great Games, Old and New.” “The New Great Game: Cultural and Historical Perspectives. American University in Central Asia. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. May 15, 2015

Honorable Mention, 2014 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Prize- Great Games, Local Rules.

2014 Graduate Student Choice Speaker, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University

Tow Professor for Distinguished Scholars and Practitioners, Barnard College, 2011-2013

Open Society Foundations, Global Fellow, 2009-2010

Marshall Shulman Prize 2006 (Cowinner) for Logics of Hierarchy. Awarded by the ASEES for the Best Book in Foreign Policy and International Relations of the Former Communist Countries.

German Marshall Fund of the United States, Transatlantic Fellow, 2004-05

Smith Richardson Foundation, International Security Grant, "The Global Defence Posture Review: Will New Bases Create Old Political Dilemmas?," 2007.

Gladys Brooks Foundation "Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching" Award, 2006-07