Harley Balzer, Department of Government, Georgetown University
Harley Balzer is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, and an Associated Faculty member of the History Department at Georgetown University. Dr. Balzer’s research interests include comparative authoritarianism, focusing on Russia and China; science and technology; education; and social history. His publications include /Soviet Science on the Edge of Reform/ (1989); /Five Years That Shook the World: Gorbachev’s Unfinished Revolution/ (1991), which was named a CHOICE outstanding academic book; and /Russia’s Missing Middle Class: The Professions in Russian History/ (1996). Current writing projects include a comparative study of Russian and Chinese interaction with the global economy; a book on current Russian politics; a monograph on Russian higher education over the past century; and a study of the middle class after communism.