Alexander Cooley

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Alexander Cooley is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Barnard College and Deputy Director for Social Science Programming at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.  In addition to his academic work, Cooley serves on a number of international advisory and policy committees. He was an inaugural Global Fellow with Open Society Foundations and a Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Research: 

Influence of external actors on the sovereignty and development of the former Soviet States, with a focus on Central Asia and the Caucasus.