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Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) is among the world’s leaders for the academic study of the member countries of the European Union, central and eastern Europe, Russia, the Transcaucasus, and Central Asia.

Drawing upon the expertise of more than ten departments and dozens of faculty members, CERES hosts an undergraduate degree program in European Affairs and a Master of Arts degree program in European and Russian Affairs. Housed at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, CERES is a hub for scholars and practitioners that stands at the forefront of research, debate, and policymaking.

Every year it organizes regionally focused conferences and seminars and hosts a dozen visiting scholars. CERES supports the exchange of ideas and scholars through its close relations with the institutions of the European Union, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and institutions of higher learning across Europe, Eurasia, and North America.

Regional initiatives at CERES

CERES is home to several regional initiatives, centres and programs, including the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies (JIGES), the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF), the Hellenic Studies Program, the Hungarian Studies Program, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, and the Eurasia Initiative.

CERES Graduate Student Conference

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies’ (CERES) Graduate Student Union is pleased to invite submissions for its annual graduate student conference at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. We will have in-person attendance, with the possibility of viewing the conference remotely, from March 9 to March 11, 2023.

Identity and Place: A Discussion of Borders, Transformation, Histories, and Movements

Submit individual or panel proposals by January 17, 2023

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Master of Arts in European & Russian Affairs

CERES offers a multidisciplinary graduate experience rooted in rigorous scholarship, hands-on international opportunities, and critical engagement with leaders across many fields. Our graduates go on to pursue an equally broad variety of careers, including positions in government, diplomacy, not-for-profit organizations, academia, research, education, cybersecurity, cultural and heritage services, and communications.

CERES news

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February 7, 2023
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January 24, 2023

Upcoming events at CERES

9 Feb
February 9, 2023 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM
9 Feb
David Peterson Public Leadership Program Lecture Series
February 9, 2023 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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