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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 Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Eurasia Initiative.

A Statement From CERES Director, Ed Schatz

Our community at CERES has been acutely affected by this war. Some staff and faculty members hail originally from Ukraine. Many of our faculty have conducted research in Ukraine, and many of our students have gone to Ukraine on exchange or served as interns in Ukrainian NGO’s. We have welcomed students from Ukraine at the BA, MA, and PhD levels into our academic community. Our Petro Jacyk Program (PJP) for the Study of Ukraine has run over 50 webinars, with hundreds and hundreds of viewers. PJP has mounted an innovative non-residential fellowship program, allowing dozens of scholars based in Ukraine to continue their scholarly activities while building community with fellow scholars in Ukraine and Canada...

CERES Graduate Student Conference

The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies’ (CERES) Graduate Student Union is pleased to announce 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.

View the 2022 conference - The Future of Europe: Looking back & looking forward

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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

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
November 24, 2023
CERES MA Class of 2023
Master of European and Russian Affairs
November 7, 2023

Upcoming events at CERES

6 Dec
December 6, 2023 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
8 Dec
Online & in-person
December 8, 2023 | 3:00PM - 5:00PM
11 Dec
Online & in-person
December 11, 2023 | 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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