WASHINGTON—The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today the appointment of Eugene Rumer as a senior associate and director of its Russia and Eurasia Program.
Rumer currently serves as the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. In his new role he will work closely with Vice President for Studies Andrew S. Weiss and Carnegie Moscow Center Director Dmitri Trenin on setting the overall direction and research priorities for Carnegie’s work on Russia and Eurasia. He will also conduct research on political, economic, and security trends in Russia and former Soviet states and Russian foreign policy, especially relations with the United States, China, and the Middle East.
Rumer will succeed Ambassador James F. Collins, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia and senior State Department official, who has served as program director since 2007. Ambassador Collins will remain at Carnegie as diplomat in residence and senior associate.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,” Rumer said. “I have long admired the work of its scholars in Washington and in Moscow, and I am excited about the opportunity to work with colleagues in Carnegie’s offices around the world.”
Rumer has served as the National Intelligence Council’s lead expert on Russia and Eurasia since 2010. He has extensive experience on the National Security Council staff and at the State Department during the Clinton administration. He previously served as interim director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Rumer, a native Russian speaker, holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Every day we are reminded of the crucial importance of this region for global peace and stability,” Carnegie President Jessica T. Mathews said. “I am thrilled to welcome Eugene, who is among the top experts on Russia and the post-Soviet space, to Carnegie and am confident he will make huge contributions to our program.”
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