старший сотрудник Института международных исследований Стэнфордского университета, почетный профессор политических наук Калифорнийского университета в Беркли (США)

С 1985 по 1994 г. профессор Лапидус руководила совместной программой между Беркли и Стэнфордом по советским и постсоветским исследованиям.

Будучи специалистом по советскому обществу, политике и международным отношениям она выступила автором и редактором ряда книг по советском обществе, включая  The New Russia: Troubled Transformation (Westview Press, 1995), From Union to Commonwealth: Nationalism and Separatism in the Soviet Republics, with Victor Zaslavsky and Philip Goldman (Cambridge University Press, 1992), The Soviet System in Crisis, with Alexander Dallin (Westview, 1992), and Women in Soviet Society (University of California Press, 1979).

Выпускница Радклифф колледжа, Гэйл Лапидус получила степень магистра и  PhD в Гарвардском университете.

Является автором многочисленных статей и отдельных глав, включая "The War in Chechnya as a Paradigm of Russian State-Building Under Putin," Post-Soviet Affairs, March 2004; "Putin's War on Terrorism: Lessons From Chechnya," Post-Soviet Affairs, January-March 2002; "Accommodating Ethnic Differences in Post-Soviet Eurasia," in Crawford Young and Mark Beissinger, eds., Beyond State Crisis? Post-Colonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective; "Transforming the 'National Question': New Approaches to Nationalism, Federalism and Sovereignty," in Archie Brown, ed., The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia (Palgrave, 2004); "Transforming Russia: American Policy in the 1990s," in Robert Lieber, ed., America Rules? Foreign Policy and American Primacy in the 21st Century (Prentice Hall, 2001); and "Reagan and the Russians: American Policy Toward the Soviet Union," with Alexander Dallin, in Kenneth Oye et al., eds., Eagle Resurgent? The Reagan Era in American Foreign Policy (Little, Brown, 1987).

Занимала различные академические и административные посты в таких организациях как American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Social Science Research Council's Joint Committee on Soviet Studies, the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute, the Committee on International Political Science of the American Political Science Association, World Affairs Council of Northern California.

Занималась исследовательской работой в Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, Harriman Institute at Columbia University, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Является членом Совета по международным отношениям.



  • The War in Chechnya as a Paradigm of Russian State-Building Under Putin, Post-Soviet Affairs (2004)
  • Putin's War on Terrorism: Lessons From Chechnya, Post-Soviet Affairs vol. 18, 1 (2002)
  • Russia's Second Chechen War: Ten Assumptions in Search of a Policy, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm) (2000)
  • War in Chechnya: Opportunities Missed; Lessons to be Learned, in Bruce Jentleson, ed., Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seized: Preventive Diplomacy in the Post Cold War World, The Rowman and Littlefield (1999)
  • Rethinking Sovereignty: Chechnya and Kosovo, Kosmopolis (Moscow) (1999) 
  • The Dynamics of Secession in the Russian Federation: Why Chechnya?, in Stephen Hanson and Mikhail Alexseev, A Federation Imperiled: Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia, Palgrave-MacMillan in "Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia", ed. M. Alexseev. (1999)
  • Six Years After the Collapse of the USSR, Post-Soviet Affairs vol. 14, 1 (1998) 
  • Contested Sovereignty: The Tragedy of Chechnya, International Security vol. 23, 1 (1998)  
  • Gender i perestroika: vliianie perestroiki i ee posledstvii na zhenshchin, in Valery Tishkov, ed., Sem'ia, gender, kultura. Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) (1997)
  • The New Russia: Troubled Transformation, Westview Press (1994)  
  • Gender and Restructuring: Perestroika and Soviet Women, Clarendon Press (1993)
  • The Demise of Russian Federalism? California and Tatarstan, Institute of Federalism, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian Federation


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