Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Professionals in European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies (PEERS)
Professionals in European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies (PEERS) is a graduate student-run forum that facilitates academic and professional interaction, increases awareness of the issues affecting the countries of Europe, Eurasia, and Russia, and promotes an understanding of these issues from a global perspective.
PEERS hosts a number of events throughout the academic year including embassy visits, roundtable discussions with practitioners and academics, and informal networking events.
President: Paul Maeser
Vice President: Julia Collins
Communications: Courtney Gaul
Committee Chair: Eric Hansson
Programming: Olga Novikova
Alumni Relations: Jeanmarie O'Leary
Treasurer: Heather Robbins
Security Challenges and Scenarios for Central Asia
Wednesday, April 16, 4:00-5:30
Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity
Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:30
Ukrainian Regionalism: A View from the East
Thursday, April 17, 4:00-5:00
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.