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Graeme Robertson
3110 FedEx Global Education Center
Email • Phone: (919) 962-0445
Graeme Robertson is a professor in the UNC Department of Political Science. His work focuses on political protest and regime support in authoritarian regimes. His most recent publications include Revolution and Reform in Ukraine, published by PONARS Eurasia (with Silviya Nitsova and Grigore Pop-Eleches), as well as scholarly articles on political institutions in authoritarian regimes, on the political psychology of dictatorship and on nationalism and identity. Graeme’s forthcoming book Putin v. The People  (with Samuel Greene) looks at the social bases of support for, and opposition to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
Adnan Džumhur
Associate Director
3109 FedEx Global Education Center
Email • Phone: (919) 962-0901
Adnan (Adi) Džumhur joined the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies as its associate director in 2015. He oversees the Center’s overall operations, development, grant administration, event programming and outreach. Adi received his BA in German from Sewanee: The University of the South and his MA in Russian and East European Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. He teaches Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and is co-convener of the UNC Forum on Southeast Europe, a national platform for interdisciplinary research dedicated to the region.

Meredith Doubleday 
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program
310 Dey Hall
• Phone (919) 966-1642
Meredith Doubleday is the assistant director of the new UNC Undergraduate Russian Flagship Program. Her administrative background includes developing academic and financial support services for university students studying abroad and programming efforts to promote intercultural competency and campus internationalization at the University of Rochester. Meredith earned her B.A. in Russian and Classics from University of Rochester and M.A. in Russian language from Middlebury College. She is the recipient of a Fulbright ETA to teach English at Voronezh State University in Russia.

Ekaterina Khokhrina
Program Assistant
3111 FedEx Global Education Center
Email • Phone: (919) 843-0129
Ekaterina is a graduate student in the UNC Global Studies M.A. program with a concentration in Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies. She has experience working with students as a Russian language tutor and peer academic skills specialist at the Academic Achievement Center and a Russian peer facilitator at the Global Village at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ekaterina studied at Ulyanovsk State University in Russia before transferring to UNC-Greensboro, where she earned her B.A. in Global Studies with concentration in Russian Studies.

Kathryn Ulrich
Business Manager
3025 FedEx Global Education Center
Email • Phone: (919) 843-0129


Advisory Board Members

Andrea Bohlman, Associate Professor • Department of Music

Erica Johnson, Director of Graduate Studies • Curriculum in Global Studies

Alexander Kabanov, Distinguished Professor • School of Pharmacy

Klara Peter, Associate Professor • Department of Economics

Eliza Rose, Assistant Professor • Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages

Michele Rivkin-Fish, Associate Professor • Department of Anthropology

Graeme Robertson, Professor • Department of Political Science; ex officio, CSEEES

Louise Spieler, Senior Associate Dean • School of Media and Journalism

Stanislav Shvabrin, Associate Professor • Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages

Charles Szypszak, Distinguished Professor • School of Government

Eren Tasar, Associate Professor • Department of History

Kirill Tolpygo, Librarian • Slavic & East European Collections, UNC Libraries