Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Prospective Students

The European and Eurasian Studes (EES) MA program provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Europe and Eurasia and the interactions between these two regions and the wider global community. The program features a combination of academic and practical skills, and students can choose one of many professional specialization fields to fit their interests and goals, including international security policy, international education, and international organization, diplomacy, and globalization.

Visiting the Elliott School

There are several options for visiting the Elliott School. The Office of Graduate Admissions offers information sessions at 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the approximately one hour session you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Elliott School programs as well as the application process. In addition, campus tours are offered to prospective graduate students three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:30 pm.

If you would like to register for an information session or campus tour, please use this form to do so and indicate "campus tour" or "information session" under event type.

While you are on campus, you may also want to consider attending one of our many public events, such as film screenings, forums and lectures about current events. Click here for a complete listing of IERES events.

Information on applying to the program and visiting the Elliott School can be found at the Elliott School Office of Graduate Admissions website.

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News

Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES director, was quoted in the New York Times' review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's new film "Leviathan."

Professor Henry Hale was interviewed by CNN on Putin's popular support.

Professor Henry Hale appears as a guest on Scholar’s Circle, a syndicated radio talk show, to speak about Russia’s relations with the West.

Professor Peter Rollberg was interviewed by BuzzFeedNews about Johnson's Russia List, which is published through IERES. The article was reprinted by the Ukrainian service StopFake.org

Professor Robert Orttung co-authors article on increasing media censorship in Russia.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's policy-drivers in the Arctic.

Professor Eliot Sorel analyzes recent presidential elections in Romania.

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 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.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on the Kremlin's international propaganda practices.

Recent Mumbai water conference covered by the Times of India.

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.

Associate Director Cory Welt was interviewed on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Russia, and U.S. policy. Read the transcripts here and here.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.

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