James G. Richter

Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 165

European Studies

Pettengill Hall, Room 165



B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

My research at the moment concerns the role of non-governmental organizations and transnational activism in global governance, with particular attention to the impact of democratic assistance and transnational activism on the feminist and environmental movements in Russia. The courses I teach include international politics, the politics of post-communism and environmental diplomacy, as well as seminars in theories of international politics and in NGOs and World Politics. My publications include Khrushchev’s Double Bind, a study of cold war politics in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as recent articles on the impact of international assistance on the women’s movement in Russia.