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
Reporting from the Frontlines in Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014
Enclaves in the post-Communist Central Asia: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Kazakh Security Policy and its Postion as a Vanguard for East-West Co-Operation
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Film Screening: Days Gone By (O'tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni)
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Curious Rise and Developent of Central Asian Nationalisms
Friday, December 12, 2014
From Empires of Faith to Nationalizations of Islam & the Globalization of Jihad in Central Asia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Professor Marlene Laruelle's paper on Russia's policy towards Central Asia published in EUCAM.
Associate Director Cory Welt analyzes the current Georgian political climate in Foreign Policy.
Professor Hope Harrison will be participating in The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's event "25 Years after the Fall of the Wall – Personal Accounts" on November 12. More information can be found here.
Professor Hope Harrison authors an article in The Washington Post about five myths surrounding the Berlin Wall and another article in The Wilson Quarterly about German perspectives on the fall of the Wall. Read the articles here and here. In addition, a German-language article of hers devoted to the fall of the Wall recently appeared in the Berlin Tagesspiegel, and she was recently filmed in a video created by the US Embassy in Germany where she explains the building and fall of the Berlin Wall.
Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times about Ukraine's recent elections.
Participants in a recent conference Central Asia Program speakers quoted by Al Jazeera on Uyghur affairs.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on Russian nationalism and Eastern Ukraine.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.