Austen Dowell
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Austen Dowell is a Bakhmeteff Fellow at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, where he is in the second year of the MA program. He has lived and worked in a variety of capacities across Eurasia for almost five years, including serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and as a Boren Scholar in Kyrgyzstan. His primary research revolves around Central Asian cooperation and conflict, which he studied while living in Russia and as part of the Eurasian Research and Analysis Institute before coming to Columbia. Austen’s analytical and translation work has been featured in multiple publications, including Central Asian Survey, The Diplomat, and Философский журнал. He received his BA from Dickinson College in 2017. Austen speaks Russian and Ukrainian professionally and is proficient in Turkish.
Austen Dowell is a Bakhmeteff Fellow at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, where he is in the second year of the MA program. He has lived and worked in a variety of capacities across Eurasia for almost five years, including serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and as a Boren Scholar in Kyrgyzstan. His primary research revolves around Central Asian cooperation and conflict, which he studied while living in Russia and as part of the Eurasian Research and Analysis Institute before coming to Columbia. Austen’s analytical and translation work has been featured in multiple publications, including Central Asian Survey, The Diplomat, and Философский журнал. He received his BA from Dickinson College in 2017. Austen speaks Russian and Ukrainian professionally and is proficient in Turkish.
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