Center of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies Latest Events 2017-05-26T20:29:27-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Center of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Michigan State University <![CDATA[The Politics and Prospects of Agricultural Reform in Kazakhstan]]> Martha Olcott, Visiting Professor, James Madison College, will lead a discussion of "The Politics and Prospects of Agricultural Reform in Kazakhstan."

Dr. Martha Brill Olcott is a senior associate with the Russia Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and the co-director of the al-Farabi Carnegie Program on Central Asia in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  She specializes in the problems of transitions in Central Asia and the Caucasus as well as the security challenges in the Caspian region more generally. She has followed interethnic relations in Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union for more than 25 years and has traveled extensively in these countries and in South Asia.
In addition to her work in Washington in Almaty, Olcott codirects the Carnegie Moscow Center Project on Religion, Society, and Security in the former Soviet Union. She is also a visiting professor at the James Madison College, Michigan State University, and a professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Colgate University. As a member of Colgate's faculty since 1975, she served as chairman of the department of political science from July 1984 through June 1990.  Professor Olcott received her BA from SUNY Buffalo in 1970, and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1978.

2017-05-05T13:03:25-04:00 2017-05-26T20:29:27-04:00 Norm Graham