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Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Norman Graham, Co-Director
Vlad Tarabara, Co-Director

Michigan State University offers hundreds of undergraduate and graduate courses relating to Europe, Eurasia, and the former Soviet Union. The Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies facilitates teaching, research, and outreach activities relating to these areas. There are two undergraduate specializations directly associated with the Center: the Western European Studies specialization and the Russian and East European Studies specialization. MSU faculty direct study abroad programs in 95 countries in the region including Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

The center coordinates visiting speakers, film series, conferences and workshops of interest to students, faculty, and the surrounding community. Numerous opportunities for study in Europe, Russia, and Eurasia are available, with support from the center’s 80 core faculty and numerous partnerships with universities throughout Europe. The center also serves as a resource for elementary and secondary schools as well as for civic organizations and groups throughout the state.

For information about the minor in Russian and Eurasian Studies, refer to the College of Arts and Letters section of this catalog. For information about the minor in Western European Studies, refer to the James Madison College section of this catalog.

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