Timothy J. Colton

Timothy J. Colton
  • Chair, Department of Government
    Harvard University

Studies at University of Toronto; 1974, PhD, Harvard University. Formerly: teacher, University of Toronto. Since 1989, with Harvard University, including: Professor of Government and Chair, Department of Government; has directed about 25 doctoral dissertations. Author of books: The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union (1986); Soldiers and the Soviet State (1990); After the Soviet Empire - from Empire to Nations (1992); Moscow - Governing the Socialist Metropolis (1995); Transnational Citizens - Voters and What Influences Them in the New Russia (2000); Popular Choice and Managed Democracy (2003); Yeltsin - a Life (2008). Recipient of awards. Research interests: leadership after communism; political parties and electoral choice; international and domestic influences on politics and security.