to the website for the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) at Duke University. Our web site is intended to provide interested individuals with information about the programs and activities sponsored by CSEEES and the resources available at Duke concerning the 28 countries that constitute Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. We have also included links in this web site to other web sites that offer valuable and reliable information about these countries.
The Purpose of CSEEES
Established in 1991, the Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
- Funds university courses and course development
- Organizes lectures, workshops, conferences, exhibits, performances, and other similar activities
- Sponsors visiting faculty
- Supports scholarly research and research-related travel by members of the faculty
- Administers and awards the Graduate Certificate in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies as well as the Graduate Certificate in Russian Legal Studies
- Sponsors teacher-training workshops for K-12 and college-level teachers
- Funds acquisition of additional library resources for the Duke University Libraries
- Provides fellowships for graduate students studying the languages and cultures of the region
- Sponsors other programs and activities to promote the study and understanding of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
The programs offered by CSEEES are intended for the benefit of the university community, as well as for primary and secondary school teachers in North Carolina, the business community, and the community at large. In all of these activities, the Duke Center works closely with its counterpart center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The joint Duke/UNC Centers for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies has been recognized as one of only 16 centers at U.S. universities to be designated as a National Resource Center in Russian and East European Studies by the U.S. Department of Education.