Robert Jenkins » People

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Robert Jenkins

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Director, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, & East European Studies University of North Carolina at Chapel HillDepartment of Political Science Work UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, & East European Studies CB# 5125 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5125 Work Phone: (919)962-4295
: Scholarly interests are in the areas of social and political change, ethnic conflict, state building, security policy, and education, with a specific regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Current research includes projects on international intervention into the post-conflict Western Balkans and comparison of ethnicity and race in democratic transitions in Eastern Europe and South Africa. I have published journal and book chapters on socialist and post-socialist labor markets, civil society and nonprofit sector development, and political transitions as well as worked on consulting projects on higher education reform in post-communist states. In addition to leading regular summer study trips to the former Yugoslavia, I spent the fall 2013 semester in Cape Town, South Africa.
: Director, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, & East European Studies
: UNC Department of Political Science
: Sociology
: University of Wisconsin
: Post-Communism Nationalism Transatlantic Security