Dr. Pourchot has received grants from The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and U.S. government agencies.
Dr. Pourchot's publications include Eurasia Rising: Democracy and Independence in the Post-Soviet Space (Praeger, 2008); articles in academic journals such as European Security, and Journal of Eurasian Affairs; and CSIS policy reports. She is a frequent opinion contributor to media outlets in Central Europe. Voice of America, and the Moscow-based Eurasia Heritage Foundation. She is currently working as co-author on a book on European International Society and Global Order.
Dr. Pourchot's areas of specialization include security, international relations theory, English School, comparative studies in democratization and post-communist societies, American foreign policy, business-government relations, media and the environment, and global governance.
Professor Pourchot teaches online courses in American foreign policy, global security, international relations theory, and global governance for the Department of Political Science and for the Government and International Affairs department in the School of Public and International Affairs. She invites current and former policy-makers to discuss salient political issues with Tech students online.
She has been involved in implementation of democracy building, market growth, Euro-Atlantic integration, and technical assistance projects in post-communist countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The projects were developed and managed in coordination and with the participation of U.S., EU, NATO, WTO high-level representatives, and involved 35 countries in Eurasia and North America, with a network of over 10,000 government, business and civil society leaders, and policy experts. Projects resulted in the adoption of measures for transparent government operations, enforcement of the rule of law, market reforms, in support of membership in NATO, the EU, and the WTO.
Professor Pourchot is Director of Two Capitals, Two Masters (a dual degree in partnership with the University of Kent, Brussels) and the Online MA in Political Science (OLMA) in the National Capital Region, as well as an Adjunct Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Her political activity includes being a member of the Romanian Parliament and a founding member of the Romanian Green Party.