Ronald Linden

RONALD H. LINDEN is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.  In January, 2011 he became Director of the EU Center of Excellence and the European Studies Center at Pitt. A Princeton Ph.D. (1976), he was Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies from 1984-89 and 1991-98. From 1989 to 1991 Dr. Linden served as Director of Research for Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany with responsibility for observing and analyzing the extraordinary changes in East Europe. Dr. Linden’s research and teaching have focused on Central and Southeastern Europe and the foreign relations of European countries, including Turkey.  He is co-author and editor of the volume, Turkey and Its Neighbors: Foreign Relations in Transition (2012); edited two Special Issues of Problems of Post-Communism, on  “The Meaning of 1989 and After,” (2009) and on “The New Populism in Central and Southeast Europe” (2008). In 2009 he was a Contributing Author to the volume, The Berlin Wall: 20 Years Later, published by the US Department of State. 

During 2009-2010 Dr. Linden was a Transatlantic Academy Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, in Washington and has received research grants from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research and the International Research and Exchanges Board.  He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar, a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, a Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and a Guest Scholar of the East European Studies Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

At Pitt he has taught courses on world politics, comparative foreign policies, East Europe and a graduate seminar on East European politics and capstone seminars for political science majors.