The UC Interview Series: Dr Thomas Graham
Interviewer: Lev Sokolshchik, UC Fellow
Lev Sokolshchik is a research fellow at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). He received a PhD (Candidate of Science) in 2016 at the Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia). His current research interests are broadly focused on areas of US foreign policy, and US–Russian and Transatlantic relations. He is also deeply interested in investigating American political developments in the context of the evolution of conservatism and populism.
Interviewee: Dr. Thomas Graham
Dr. Thomas Graham is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Adviser to Kissinger Associates, Inc. He serves on the faculty steering committee of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program at Yale University. He is also a research fellow at the MacMillan Center at Yale University, where he teaches a course on US–Russian relations. During his career in the US government he served as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council staff, and Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department. He also served twice in the US embassy in Moscow. He actively publishes on Russia and foreign policy-related issues in various media outlets.