Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Welcome to IERES

At the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), our primary mission is to promote and support the study of Europe and Eurasia through research, courses, events, and publications. The Institute’s hallmarks are combining academic rigor with policy engagement, promoting interdisciplinary perspectives, and recognizing that Europe, Russia, and Eurasia cannot be understood in isolation from each other or from global trends.

Upcoming Event February 26, 2019

Lifting the Resource Curse in the South Caspian

Upcoming Event February 27, 2019

New Voices on Russia – The Politics of Information Manipulation: State-Controlled Media in Russia

Upcoming Event February 28, 2019

The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan

IERES Programs & Publications

PONARS Eurasia

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Point & Counterpoint

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Central Asia Program

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Voices on Central Asia

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Arctic Research

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Johnson's Russia List

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Central Asian Affairs

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Academics at IERES

Students have many opportunities to participate in the academic life of the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

IERES leverages its position in a world-class university and its unrivaled location–just steps from the White House, State Department, and World Bank–to draw together students, scholars, policymakers, and culturally important figures from around the globe for activities that advance education, research, and practice.