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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program

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Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is one of 16 comprehensive National Resource Centers funded by Title VI of the U.S. Higher Education Act for the study of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, East Central Europe, and the Balkans. It promotes language and area study in an integrated, interdisciplinary framework and in traditional academic disciplines. Languages taught include Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovenian, Turkish, and Yiddish. The center administers B.A. co-major and M.A. degree programs in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies and supports study abroad in Russia, Poland, Croatia, and Ukraine. Each year, visiting scholars from the region join KU’s 50 area faculty members in exchange, instructional, and research activities. The center also coordinates and sponsors conferences, lectures, theatre, and outreach activities of interest to KU students, faculty members, K-12 teachers, and the community. It serves as a resource to the state, the Great Plains, and the nation.

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