Paul Goble

Paul Goble is an American analyst, writer and columnist with expertise on Russia and Eurasia. Currently teaching one course at the Institute of World Politics, he served as director of publications at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA), where he also co-edited ADA’s biweekly online publication Azerbaijan in the World. Earlier, he served as vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu in Estonia.  While there, he launched the Window on Eurasia series, which he distributes both as a blog, at http://www.windowoneurasia.blogspot.comand via e-list.  Prior to joining the faculty there in 2004, he served in various capacities in the U.S. State Department (including as special adviser on Soviet nationality issues and Baltic affairs to Secretary of State James Baker), the International Broadcasting Bureau, at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as other institutions.  He writes frequently on ethnic and religious issues and has edited five volumes on ethnicity and religion in the former Soviet space and has published more than 150 articles on ethnic and nationality questions.  Trained at Miami University (B.A., 1970) and the University of Chicago (M.A., 1973), he has been decorated by the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for his work in promoting Baltic independence and the withdrawal of Russian forces from those formerly occupied lands.