Sergei Gretsky Sergei Gretsky, Academic Director Dr. Sergei Gretsky is a Lecturer, Department of Politics, The Catholic University of America.
In 2000-2014, he was the Chair (contract) of Central Asian Advanced Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State. Dr. Gretsky has taught courses at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He is the author of Russia’s Policy Toward Central Asia and of a number of book chapters and articles on economic development, political economy, Islam, domestic and foreign policy issues of Central Asian states. He is a member of the advisory board of the Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal (Sweden). In 1994-97, he participated as an advisor at the U.N.-mediated intra-Tajik peace talks.