FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2006

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is pleased to announce that Mark H. Teeter has joined its staff in the newly-created position of Assistant to the Director, Carnegie Moscow Center, for Development and Special Projects. 

Mr. Teeter, who has lived and worked in Russia as a student, scholar and journalist, will work closely with Director Rose Gottemoeller on development efforts as well as research and writing projects, and will oversee the Center’s existing English-language resources in both their print and virtual forms.

Notes to Editors:

Mr. Teeter took his undergraduate degree in history from Stanford and received a Ph. D. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University in 1987, defending a dissertation on Soviet perceptions of the United States.  His experience in Moscow dates from 1968 and includes periods as a student, USIA guide-interpreter and exchange scholar, the latter leading to certificates from the universities of Leningrad, Moscow and the Herzen Institute.  He is a co-editor of three Russian-American scholarly collections, including A Scholar's Guide to Humanities and Social Sciences in the Soviet Successor States, and has translated works of fiction and scholarship by a number of contemporary Russian authors.

In the 1990’s Mr. Teeter served as deputy director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (Washington, DC) and as founding director of the Middlebury College School in Russia (Moscow, Yaroslavl, Voronezh, Irkutsk).  Since 2000 he has taught seminar courses on Russian-American relations at Smolny Institute of St. Petersburg State University and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow; in spring 2007 he will lecture on American government at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics.

Mr. Teeter is currently co-chairman of the Anglican-Orthodox Education Centre at Moscow’s historic St. Andrew’s Anglican church.  He has also worked as opinion page editor of The Moscow Times, to which he continues to contribute a bi-weekly column on Russian-American relations and mutual perceptions under the rubric Arbat & Main.

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