John Gould graduated from Williams College cum laude with a double major in Political Science and Studio Art. He obtained a M.A.L.D degree in 1990 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2001.
Dr. Gould speaks French fluently and has conversational ability in Slovak. He has held a number of prestigious fellowships including a Robert Schuman Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, in the spring of 1998. He also held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Graduate School of International Studies, Denver University, during the 2001-2002 academic year. He has taught in the Political Science Department of Tufts University and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and he belongs to the American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies and the International Studies Association. Gould specializes in Slovak and Czech politics, but his recent work includes case studies from Kosovo, Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Chad. He has published articles for several journals including Europe-Asia Studies, Business and Politics, and Review of International Political Economy. He also writes analytical briefs on Central European politics for Oxford Analytica.