IERES Shines Among Peers

We are #Elliott Proud of our Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES), ranked #1 in the United States and #5 worldwide for university-based think tanks with a regional focus. This is according to the 14th edition of the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Global Go To Think Tank Index, released earlier this year.

The 265-page report ranks more than 8,500 think tanks from across the globe. The selection process is rigorous and competitive.

These most recent rankings put IERES on top of all other U.S. institutes in its category. Only two other U.S. university research centers with regional focus made the report’s top ten: SAIS/Johns Hopkins (East Asian studies) and Harvard (Russian and Eurasian studies).

What makes IERES such a powerhouse?

“For more than 50 years, IERES has brought fresh perspectives to the politics and culture of Europe, Russia, and Eurasia,” says Professor Peter Rollberg, associate dean for faculty affairs and research initiatives at the Elliott School and former IERES director.

IERES is also a vibrant community of scholars, students, and researchers. “IERES brings together many people, all focused on promoting understanding of this important part of the world,” says Marlene Laruelle, the institute’s director.

 “Our visiting scholars and fellows, research assistants, and student employees contribute a great deal to our programs and events. Because of them, IERES is able to thrive, flourish, and make an impact across DC and around the globe.”

Join IERES on Monday, June 22, for Polar Islam: Russian Islamic Communities in  the Far North, with Marlene Laruelle, IERES director.

–Amy Aldrich

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