George T. Kosar, PhD

Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

George T. Kosar is director of foundation relations at Boston University. He previously worked as an associate director of corporate and foundation relations at Tufts University, where he led private institutional fundraising for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the oldest exclusively graduate school of international relations in the United States.

Before Tufts, he was a major gifts officer for the Harvard Kennedy School, where he raised funds from corporate CEOs and other private sector leaders who served on the dean's council. His higher education work is wide-ranging, and has included strategic marketing, distance learning administration, and admissions.

Kosar is an associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. His research centers on the Russian Revolution of 1917-1918. He has written and edited portions of many history, political science, and social science textbooks and reference works. He is a graduate lecturer at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies and has taught philanthropy and fundraising at the Fulbright International Summer Institute in Bulgaria.

Kosar has taught at Bentley College, Tufts University, Brandeis University, and Emerson College. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, a master's from Boston College, and a PhD in comparative history from Brandeis University.


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