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Matthew Rojansky

Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies

About

Matthew Rojansky is an adjunct lecturer at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, and the Director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  He is an expert on U.S. relations with the states of the former Soviet Union, especially Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova.  He has advised governments, intergovernmental organizations, and major private actors on conflict resolution and efforts to enhance shared security throughout the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region.

From 2010-2013, he was Deputy Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  There, he founded Carnegie's Ukraine Program, led a multi-year project to support U.S.-Russia health cooperation, and created a track-two task force to promote resolution of the Moldova-Transnistra conflict.  From 2007-2010, Rojansky served as executive director of the Partnership for a Secure America, where he orchestrated high-level bipartisan initiatives aimed at repairing the U.S.-Russia relationship, strengthening the U.S. commitment to nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, and leveraging global science engagement for diplomacy.

Rojansky presently serves as U.S. Executive Secretary for the Dartmouth Conference, a track-two U.S.-Russian conflict resolution initiative begun in 1960. He has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States, Russia and Europe.

Rojansky is frequently interviewed on TV and radio, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Foreign Policy. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.



Spring 2017 

Expertise

Regions

  • Belarus
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

In the News

The scope of Russian election interference goes beyond the U.S.

Matthew Rojansky interviewed on NPR Here and Now, 8/1

Experts visit Billings to share insight on U.S.-Russian relations.

Matthew Rojansky cited in Helena Independent Record, 7/29

Time for Ukraine’s comedian president to get serious.

Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Matthew Rojansky wrote in Politico Europe, 7/24

Why Russia is the big winner of the Iran deal fallout.

Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Matthew Rojansky quoted in The Washington Post, 5/8

Russia denies claims of convincing Maduro to stay in power.

Matthew Rojansky interviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 5/3

Why is Russia clashing with the United States over Venezuela?

Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Matthew Rojansky quoted in The Washington Post, 5/1

Gauging Ukraine with Russia and Belarus.

Matthew Rojansky cited in Eurasia Review, 4/25

With Putin’s signature, ‘fake news’ bill becomes law.

Adjunct Lecturer of European and Eurasian Studies Matthew Rojansky quoted in The Washington Post, 3/18

Putin signs bills outlawing 'fake news'.

Matthew Rojanksy cited in The Hill, 3/18