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Blair Ruble

Director del Kennan Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project, WWICS.

Blair A. Ruble (New York, 1949) is a historian and politologist. A graduate in political science from the University of North Carolina (1971), he received his MA (1973) and PhD (1977), also in political science, from the University of Toronto. Ruble has worked for the Social Science Research Council in New York and the National Council for Soviet and East European Research in Washington. He is currently Vice President for Programmes at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Director of its Urban Policy Laboratory, and senior advisor at the Center’s Kennan Institute. His publications include Washington’s U Street: A Biography (2010); Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv (2005); Second Metropolis: The Politics of Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka (2001); Money Sings: The Politics of Urban Space in Post-Soviet Yaroslavl (1995) and Leningrad: Shaping a Soviet City (1990).

Update: 3 July 2020



Has participated in

Immigration: social and cultural capital

Is Urban Future Still Conceivable? Between Utopias and Heterotopies

Debate with Blair Ruble, Robert Fishman and Pep Subirós