Ruble Blair - USA

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Blair Ruble is currently Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. He also serves as Co-Coordinator for Comparative Urban Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center. A native of New York, Dr. Ruble worked previously at the Social Science Research Council in New York City, as well as the National Council for Soviet and East European Research in Washington, D.C.


He has edited eleven volumes, including two reference works and nine collections of articles, and is the author of four monographic studies. He has lectured widely, and has been a scholar-in-residence at the Juridical Faculty of Leningrad State University (1974-1975), the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1979, 1981, 1984, 1986), the Laboratoire de Geographie at the University of Paris-X (Nanterre)(2001, 2002), and the Law Faculty of Kyoto University (1996, 2002, 2004).

Dr. Ruble's articles on urban affairs have appeared in the American publications Urban Anthropology and Journal of Urban History, as well as in France's Annales, Economies, Societies, Civilisations, Japan's Ima Naze Toshika, Britain's Planning Perspectives and Urban Studies, Russia's Chelovek, Arkhitekton, Moskovskii zhurnal, Zvezda, and the Soviet-era Leningradskaia panorama. Dr. Ruble has published in the opinion pages of The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.


Dr. Ruble received his MA and PhD degrees in Political Science from the University of Toronto (1973, 1977), and an BA degree with Highest Honors in Political Science from the University of North Carolina (1971).