Political ScienceS. Mohsin Hashim Envelope

Professor of Political Science

Contact Information:

[email protected] 484-664-3445
Ettinger Building 308H


Courses Taught

  • PSC 103 Introduction to Comparative Governments
  • PSC 234 Goverment & Politics of Russia  
  • PSC 246 Developing Nations
  • PSC 254 Globalization & Social Justice
  • PSC 343 International Political Economy
  • PSC 420 Seminar in Regimes & Regime Change                              


  • Ph.D.  Pennsylvania State University
  • M. A.  Moscow State University


Dr. Hashim earned his Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University in 2000. He also holds a Masters degree in Economics from Moscow State University. Dr. Hashim’s research focuses on post-Soviet Russian political and economic transitions. His publications have appeared in Communist and Post-Communist Studies and Problems of Post-Communism.

Dr. Hashim, in conjunction with Dr. Brian Mello, is exploring the role and nature of Islamist political parties in Bangladesh and Turkey.

Dr. Hashim has lived and studied in three continents. He is fluent in Russian and Bengali. He is the recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2007 and the Paul C. Empie Memorial Teaching Award, 2011. He is an avid cricket and football (soccer in the US) fan.


Hashim, S. Mohsin. 2017. "Putin's High-Modernism and its Limits - Assessing the Sources of State Incapacity in Russia" in Communist and Post-Communist Studies. Vol. 50, Issue 3

Gambino, Giacomo & S. Mohsin Hashim. 2016. "In Their Own Words: Assessing Global Citizenship in a Short-Term Study Abroad Program in Bangladesh" in Journal of Political Science Education. Volume 12, Issue 1: 15-29

Review of Graeme Robertson’s The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes: Managing Dissent in Post-Communist Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2012) in Journal of Politics, Vol. 74, Issue 2

Hashim, S. Mohsin. 2010. “Power Loss or Power Transition? Assessing the Limits of Using the Energy Sector in Reviving Russia’s Geopolitical Stature” in Communist and Post-Communist Studies. Vol. 43, Issue 3: 263-274

Hashim, S. Mohsin. 2005. “Putin's Etatization Project and Limits to Democratic Reforms in Russia” in Communist and Post-Communist Studies. Vol. 38, Issue 1: 25-48

Hashim, S. Mohsin. 2002.  “Shadows of the Past: The Varying Roles of Successor Parties in the Polish, Hungarian, and Russian Transitions” in Problems of Post-Communism. Vol.  49, No. 3: 42-58

Hashim, S. Mohsin. 2002.  “911 and the Poverty of International Relations Theory” in Aftermath:  Thinking After September 11th, Published by Center of Ethics and Leadership, Muhlenberg College (April 2002)

Hashim, Syed Mohsin. 1999.  “KPRF ideology and its implications for democratization in Russia” in Communist and Post-Communist Studies. Vol. 32, No. 1: 77-89