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Hannah Thoburn

Former Research Fellow

Hannah Thoburn was a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute, where she focused on Russia, Ukraine, Eastern European politics, and the transatlantic relationship. She currently writes the “Eurasia Uncovered” blog at World Affairs Journal and was a member of the Advisory Council at the Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative.

Before joining Hudson, she worked at the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe, and the Foreign Policy Initiative. She also served as a Teaching Fellow at Yale University and spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Ukraine. In 2016 she was a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Ms. Thoburn holds an M.A. in International Relations and a Certificate in International Security Studies from Yale University, where she was a Paul D. Coverdale Fellow, and a B.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University. A native of Louisiana, she speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and Spanish.

Reuniting Ukraine through International Cooperation: Options in Donbas March 2 Event

Maintaining Transatlantic Unity on Ukraine October 26th Event

Russian Interference: Past, Present, and Future July 6th Event

Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare June 14th Event

The Kleptocracy Curse October 20th event

Consolidation and Control: Power Shifts in Putin's Kremlin October 14th Event

Does Putin’s Move on Syria Make Russia the New Middle East Power Broker? September 29th event