Acting Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies
Kathleen (Kelly) E. Smith is the Acting Director for CERES and a teaching professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. She is a political scientist who has written extensively on the role of memory in Soviet and Russian politics. Her most recent book, Moscow 1956: A Silenced Spring, tackled a turning point year in the political and cultural history of Russia. Dr. Smith teaches courses on post-socialist politics, legal reform issues in Russia and Eastern Europe, social mobilization, and urban issues.