About the Center
As a US Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Center, The Center for European and Eurasian Studies (CEES) provides a pan-European perspective for scholars and students from a wide range of disciplines. Originally established in 1957 as a center for Russian and East European Studies, it reorganized in 1993 to reflect the shift in teaching and research toward an expanding and increasingly integrated European community. CEES promotes teaching and research by internationally acclaimed specialists of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia, and fosters cross-country and cross-disciplinary collaboration among the social sciences, humanities, professional schools, and libraries.
CEES is committed to training teachers and leaders of the future. Its goal is to promote academic excellence in teaching, research and outreach, to serve as a regional resource center, and to collaborate with educational and cultural institutions throughout Southern California. CEES programs place particular emphasis on curriculum development, support of graduate and undergraduate students and faculty, and ongoing training of K-12 teachers.