Prominent themes in his research include ethnic politics, political regimes, voting behavior, the public opinion dimension of international relations, health behavior, and politics in post-Soviet countries, where he has conducted extensive field research. He is currently Principal Investigator of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), director of GW’s Petrach Program on Ukraine, editorial board chair for Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, and chief editor of the textbook Developments in Russia Politics (Bloomsbury).
During 2009-12, Hale directed GW’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). Prior to joining GW, and after earning his PhD from Harvard’s Government Department in 1998, he served as adjunct professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy 1997-98, was research associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government 1998-2000, then worked as assistant professor of political science at Indiana University 2000-2005.
Henry E. Hale
Professor of Political Science & International Affairs
Department of Political Science
George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052