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 September 18, 2019

Internal Displacement & Conflict: Kashmiri Pandits in Comparative Perspectives 

Upcoming Event September 26, 2019

New Voices on Russia: Pressure from Below: What Local Elections Can Tell Us About the Future of Political Competition in Putin’s Russia

Upcoming Event October 10-13, 2019

CESS 20th Annual Conference

IERES Programs & Publications

The principal disciplines at IERES are political science, economics, history, languages, literature, film studies, anthropology, sociology, public policy, and geography. 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.

PONARS Eurasia

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Demokratizatsiya

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Transnational History of the Far Right

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Central Asia Program

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Central Asian Affairs

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Johnson's Russia List

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Arctic Research

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Voices on Central Asia

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EU Project

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Point & Counterpoint

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Occasional Papers

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Academics at IERES

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functional principles that define Western, Central, and Eastern Europe in conjunction with Russia and Eurasia. 

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.