Professor Valerie Bunce will address these and other questions in her evening talk at the Athenaeum, sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.
Valerie Bunce is a leading scholar of comparative politics
and a specialist on issues of democratization, ethnic conflict, and
political change. She has published dozens of scholarly articles
and books, including Subversive Institutions: The Design and the
Destruction of Socialism and the State and Do New Leaders Make
a Difference? (1999) Executive Succession and Public Policy Under Capital
ism and Socialism (1981).
Professor Bunce served as vice president of the American Political Science Association in 2000-2001 and president of American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in 2001-2002. She is currently visiting the Athenaeum from Cornell University where she is the chair of the government department.