Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies


Alumni of the M.A. program in European and Eurasian Studies go on to interesting careers in the government, the private sector, NGOs, international organizations, and elsewhere.

Places where our alumni work include:

  • AIG
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Bar Association
  • CBS
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Deloitte and Touche
  • US Agency for International Development
  • US Department of State
  • Various US embassies around the world (including Seoul, Moscow, and Costa Rica)
  • US Trade Representative
  • US Department of Navy
  • World Bank

We are very grateful when alumni come back and talk to current students about their careers. Please contact us at and let us know what you're up to!


Soviet and Russian Environmental Practices
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00

Film Screening: Tulpan
Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8:30

Post-2014 Afghanistan: The U.S. Military Exit and Political Stability
Friday, April 25, 3:00-4:30

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Associate Director Cory Welt authors piece on achieving unity in Ukraine.

Professor Marlene Laruelle co-authors policy brief on presidential successions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Ph.D. Student Lisel Hintz writes about Turkish democracy and the opposition in The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors article on Iran's role in Central Asia for Al Jazeera.

Visiting Scholar Agustin Rossi publishes article on internet privacy and the European Data Protection Directive.

Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

Associate Director Cory Welt interviewed on the Ed Schultz radio talk show on the conflict in Crimea.

Professor Laura Engel authors feature article on internationalizing schools in National Capital Language Resource Center's Newsletter.

Professor Laura Engel blogs about international large-scale assessments for Education Week.

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