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Laura Linderman

Nonresident Research Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center

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Caucasus, Eurasia, Georgia


Georgian, German, Russian

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Recent Activity

  • August 26, 2014
    Business Insider quotes Eurasia Center Nonresident Research Fellow Laura Linderman on Vice President Biden's support for Georgia's aspirations to become a NATO member:
  • August 15, 2014
    Despite Georgia's readiness to become a candidate for NATO, the Alliance announced in late June that Georgia will not be offered a Membership Action Plan (MAP) at the Wales Summit this September. This is disappointing news for Georgia, which has undertaken
  • June 10, 2014
    On Tuesday, June 10th, the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center welcomed former Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov for an off-the-record roundtable discussion.
  • April 25, 2014
    Migration has dramatically reshaped Georgia. More than one million people have left the country due to the civil wars, unrest, unemployment, and overall chaos in the country following the breakup of the Soviet Union. This has resulted in a demographic
  • December 03, 2013
    Politics in Ukraine had become a rather dull affair. That all changed when President Viktor Yanukovych overreacted to peaceful street protests with excessive force. The security services clubbed protestors who were protecting the Maidan – the hub of all protest activity
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Full Bio

Laura Linderman is a research fellow with the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. Her research focuses on Georgian politics, economics, and foreign relations. Previously, she served as Eurasia Center's associate director. In that position, she developed and shaped analytic and intellectual work on Georgia and supported work on Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, and Azerbaijan and executed related event programming. She maintains relationships with Georgian government, opposition, and civil society representatives and the wider Washington policy community.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2012, Linderman served as education services coordinator for Splunk, a software company. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in western Georgia, where she taught English at the Pedagogical Industrial College of Ozurgeti and served as president of the national Student Women Alliance Network. In 2002-2003, she interned at the Georgia's premier think tank, Liberty Institute, where she examined corruption in higher education at Tbilisi State University and supported the Institute's program to draw attention to discrimination against religious minorities. She has published and edited articles on Georgia for the Atlantic Council, Foreign Policy, the Anthropology of East Europe Review, Liberty Institute, and the Global Post.

Originally from Minnesota, Linderman holds a BA in anthropology and German language and literature from Wellesley College and an MA from Indiana University in anthropology. Her master's thesis is on gender in rural western Georgia and is based on fieldwork conducted there in 2009.

She speaks Georgian and is proficient in Russian and German.