Research Scholar, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Gregory Mitrovich is a Research Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. From 2014-2018 he was Co-Principal Investigator of the Institute’s research project “Culture in Power Transition: Sino-American conflict in the 21st Century” where he oversaw project operations and is researching and writing two book manuscripts on the importance of culture in the rise of the United States. Before coming to Columbia, Mitrovich held postdoctoral fellowships at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. In addition, while at Stanford he was invited to participate in Secretary of State George Shultz’s project “Communicating with the World of Islam” a study of the uses of soft power to improve American relations with the Middle East. Mitrovich’s awards include research grants from Minerva Research Initiative, the Smith Richardson Foundation, Harry S. Truman Scholar’s Fellowship, Earhart Foundation Research Grant, and he was twice recipient of the Kennan Institute’s Research Grant. He received a Ph.D. in international relations from the School of International Relations at USC. Mitrovich is the author of Undermining the Kremlin: America’s Strategy to Subvert the Soviet Bloc, 1947-1956 published by Cornell University Press. Undermining the Kremlin was awarded the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize for outstanding book presented by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.