Charles Gati

Charles Gati

Senior Research Professor of European and Eurasian Studies
European and Eurasian Studies

Rome 516


  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations
  • NATO
  • Hungarian

Background and Education

Dr. Gati was a former senior advisor with the Policy Planning Staff of the US Department of State and a former professor at Union College and Columbia University. His books Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt (2006) and Hungary and the Soviet Bloc(1986) were honored with the Marshall Shulman Prize for outstanding book on the international relations of the former Soviet bloc by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (the only author to have won this prize twice).  His most recent work, released in 2013, is titled ZBIG: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski.  Dr. Gati also leads the bi-weekly, non-credit Current Events series for EES concentrators and other interested students.  

Prof. Gati on how Hungary's Viktor Orban has openly renounced Western-style democracy for the nationalist authoritarianism of Putin's Russia.
Spring 2015