Hailing from Seattle, Max Weber is fascinated by the culture and politics of Post-Soviet states. He holds a BA in Russian Studies, Political Economy, and International Relations from the Tulane University of Louisiana, where he founded the Tulane Journal of Policy and Political Economy. During his tenure as the Journal’s editor in chief, he moderated several large-scale panel discussions between global experts on Russian and international politics, including The Symposium: a Conference on Foreign Affairs, A New Russian Empire, and Voices from Ukraine. For his academic achievement and work on the Journal, Max was awarded the Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy and the Corasaniti Award in Political Science.
Having travelled throughout Central Asia and the South Caucasus, Max is particularly interested in the overlap of religion, politics, and culture in Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.