Julie Newton

Non-Resident Fellow


Russia-West relations, Russian foreign policy, Russian internal affairs, EU & UK foreign policies.



Julie Newton is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute. Based at St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, Dr Newton is the Principal Investigator of the University Consortium (UC), an eight-year-old initiative among leading universities—including Oxford, Harvard, Columbia, Sciences Po and, until the war, MGIMO and HSE—that pools their strengths to jointly train graduate students from the US, Europe (including Ukraine), and Russia about the issues that divide our countries. Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the UC brings together graduate students, scholars, experts, and diplomats from the Euro-Atlantic-Eurasian area to promote constructive engagement and better mutual comprehension between Russia and Western countries for the sake of a more peaceful future.

In addition, Julie is a Research Fellow at Oxford in the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, where she specializes in Russian foreign policy and Russia-US-EU relations. She is also an Associate Professor at the American University of Paris, France; and in the US, she is a frequent Visiting Professor at Colorado College. For several years until February 2022, Julie also taught in Moscow for the MGIMO-MGU International Master’s Program in Post-Soviet Politics. She has a DPhil from Oxford, an MA from the Harriman Institute at Columbia, and a BA from Princeton. Besides many published articles, her books include: Institutions, Ideas, and Leadership in Russian Politics (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011) with Dr William Tompson, and Russia, France, and the Idea of Europe (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2003).