Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
IERES is grateful for support from individuals, foundations and corporations for its activities. This support helps make possible some of our most important activities: supporting outstanding students; providing opportunities for students to study in Europe or Eurasia; funding research conducted by students and professors; bringing in outside speakers to share their insights with the IERES community; organizing conferences, seminars, and brown-bag lunches that bring students, professors and outside experts together; holding film and discussion evenings with students; and more.
In recent years, IERES has received funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Endowment for Humanities, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Stuart Family Foundation, and the Heritage Foundation of the First Security Federal Savings Bank of Chicago. Alumni and other interested individuals have also contributed endowments or other funds to help support the study of Europe and Eurasia.
We are grateful to all who have contributed over the years.
Our major grants, gifts, and endowments include:
A. Michael Hoffman
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The Helen and Sergius Yakobson Scholarship endowment
The Heyward Isham Fund for Russian and Eastern European Studies
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Maria H. Davis European Studies Endowment
The Millar Family Fund
Sheila A. Murphy
The National Science Foundation
The Stuart Program on Northern Europe
University of Tromso
U.S. Department of State
The William and Helen Petrach Endowment
Donations to the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies support our students, events and research. There are several ways to donate to IERES:
» Donate online, listing "IERES" in the gift designation section, here.
» Contact the Elliott School's Development Office:
Meegan McVay, Director of Development
» Send a check, payable to The George Washington University, with IERES specified in the memo line, to:
The Institute for European, Russian & Eurasian Studies
1957 E St., N.W., Suite 412
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
Washington, D.C. 20052
For more information, please contact IERES Director, Dr. Peter Rollberg, at the above address or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia's foreign energy policy.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung speaks about the Russian media landscape in the The Elliott School of International Affairs' Beyond the Headlines series.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung publishes the 2014 report on Russia for Freedom House's Nations in Transit (June 12, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung blogs about Russian media.
Associate Director Cory Welt authors book chapter on the historical origins of the Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts.
Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded research grant and Robert K. Merton Award from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his dissertation research.
Director Peter Rollberg authors article on politics and Russian miniseries.
Director Peter Rollberg reviews Kazakh filmmaker Adelkhan Yerzhanov's The Constructors.
Professor Hope Harrison authors book chapter on German memory of the Berlin Wall.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on national identity and Russian television.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Uzbekistan's and Tajikistan's policy toward Afghanistan.
Professor Henry Hale co-authors article on Putin and Russian elections.