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Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES) Research Program



Exploring a 21st-century perspective while acknowledging roots in an understanding of the past

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The Northwestern University Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES) Research Program brings together faculty and students bound by a shared interest in the vast region between Prague and Vladivostok.

Through colloquia and invited lecturers, REEES encourages a new, 21st-century perspective on the field that is strongly interdisciplinary while acknowledging its roots in an active understanding of the past.

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East meets West Speaker Series

The “East meets West” speaker series is an opportunity for U.S. scholars to directly hear from their academic counterparts from Eastern and Central Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia and Eurasia.
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The REEES Russia Policy Forum brings together experienced policy professionals and NU faculty to examine responses to a resurgent Russia.

Photo: Soviet Forum at the Hungarian National Television (MTV), Budapest, 1975. Source: Fortepan / Rádió és Televízió Újság

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The REEES Speaker Series features interdisciplinary research by invited scholars as well as NU faculty and graduate students.

Photo: Lecture hall at Semmelweis University (SOTE), Budapest, 1982. Source: Fortepan / Semmelweis Egyetem Levéltára

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Who We Are


REEES brings together faculty and students from more than a dozen departments.


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Faculty Research

Explore the latest interdisciplinary research from REEES faculty members.

Faculty Research

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