Charles Sullivan

School of Sciences and Humanities, Political Science and International Relations
Assistant Professor
Charles J. Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University.  Dr. Sullivan earned his PhD in Political Science from The George Washington University (2014) in Washington DC. Prior to joining Nazarbayev University, he worked as an instructor at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
Dr. Sullivan is a comparativist and specializes in the politics of the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central Asia/Afghanistan. Dr. Sullivan’s research interests include Central Asian security issues, state failure and state building, energy politics, insurgency and war, Russian politics and foreign affairs, and U.S. foreign policy in Central Asia since independence.
Dr. Sullivan teaches courses on Comparative Politics, Central Asian Politics, Comparative Democratization, Research Methods, Russian Politics, and Political Violence at Nazarbayev University.