George W. Breslauer

Executive Vice Chancellor and former Provost

Professor Breslauer received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His interest areas include Soviet and Post-Soviet/Russian politics and foreign relations. He teaches courses on Soviet and Post-Soviet politics and foreign policy and in April, 1997, he was a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Division of Social Sciences. In July 1998, he was appointed Chancellor's Professor at UC Berkeley for combining distinguished achievement at the highest level in research, teaching, and service. In August 1999, he was appointed Dean of the Social Sciences Division in the College of Letters and Science. His publications include Krushchev and Brezhnev as Leaders (London: Allen and Unwin, 1982); "Evaluating Gorbachev as Leader," Soviet Economy (Oct-Dec 1989); and "Counterfactual Reasoning in Western Studies of Soviet Politics and Foreign Relations," in P. Tetlock and A. Belkin, eds., Counterfactual Thought Experiments in World Politics(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996). In July 2006, Prof. Breslauer was appointed Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost,the Chief Academic Officer of the Berkeley campus.