Adam Lenton

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Adam Lenton


Major- Comparative Politics

Minor- Political Theory

Adam is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate whose research explores nationalism, political integration, and regime dynamics in Europe and the former Soviet Union. His current research examines nation-building projects in multinational unions from the perspective of symbolic politics, exploring how individuals participate in, consume, and contest the symbols, rituals, and identities promoted by the political center. Prior to coming to GWU, Adam received a dual master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). His research has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation/Harriman Institute of Columbia University, with publications (forthcoming) in Russian Politics and Problems of Post-Communism. 


Nationalism and Ethnicity, Political Integration, Former Soviet Union, EU, Political Theory

M.A. in International Relations, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Russia

M.A. in International Security, Sciences Po Paris, France

B.A. in Russian and International Relations, University of Exeter, UK