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 courses, research, 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 May 22, 2018

Uzbekistan’s Newfound Foreign Policy and Its Implications for US-Uzbekistan Relations

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Upcoming Event May 24, 2018

Paradoxes of Legitimation”: Authoritarisanism(s) in Modern Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

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Upcoming Event May 30, 2018

Film Screening – Searching for Andreas: Political Leadership in Times of Crisis

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IERES Programs & Publications

PONARS Eurasia

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Johnson's Russia List

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Central Asia Program

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Demokratizatsiya

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Arctic Research

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Counterpoint

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Voices on Central Asia

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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.