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Kathryn Stoner, MA, PhD   Download vCard
Director, IPS and Senior Fellow, FSI

Stanford University
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Research Interests
comparative state building and effective governance; political economy of developing countries; Russian domestic and international politics; Canadian politics

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Kathryn Stoner is a Senior Fellow at FSI and CDDRL, and (as of Sep 1, 2010) Faculty Director of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2004, she was on the faculty at Princeton University for nine years, jointly appointed to the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs. At Princeton she received the Ralph O. Glendinning Preceptorship awarded to outstanding junior faculty. She also served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She has held fellowships at Harvard University as well as the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

In addition to many articles and book chapters on contemporary Russia, she is the author of two single authored books: Resisting the State: Reform and Retrenchment in Post-Soviet Russia (Cambridge, 2006), and Local Heroes: The Political Economy of Russian Regional Governance (Princeton, 1997). She is also co-editor (along with Michael McFaul) of After the Collapse of Communism: Comparative Lessons of Transitions (Cambridge, 2004).

She received a BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Government from Harvard University.


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Putin Wants 'Glory to Russia'
Kathryn Stoner-Weiss: "Vladimir Putin’s evidently resounding victory in this week's presidential election means that the U.S. will be dealing directly with him for at least six, and possibly 12 more years (he is eligible for re-election again in 2018). In practice, Putin’s formal return to the Russian presidency will not ..."
March 5, 2012 in New York Times

Vladimir Putin up with protests
Emily Bourke interviews Kathryn Stoner-Weiss about her thoughts on the Russian appetite for real political change.
December 16, 2011 in ABC Online

Op-Ed: Protests In Russia Can't Sideline Putin
Kathryn Stoner-Weiss joins us from a studio on a campus at Stanford University, where she's a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Her op-ed "Change in Russia is Unlikely" ran in The New York Times Room for Debate section ...
December 13, 2011 in NPR

The Mettle of Honors
“We typically take about 12 students,” said Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, deputy director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), ...
May 13, 2010 in The Stanford Daily