Dear colleagues, students and friends,
It is a great honor for me to take the direction of the Center for European and Russian Studies that has proven to be at the forefront of innovative research and teaching since its creation in 1957. It is also an exciting task to build each year a program that analyzes and responds to the multiple challenges Europe and Russia are facing today: migration, political and ethnic tensions inside and outside the Schengen area, evolution of the Eurozone, to name only a few. With a geographic area extending from Siberia to Iceland and from Cyprus to Norway, the CERS has a huge historical and political territory to cover, including in terms of cultures and languages, arts and new medias. The best scholars in social sciences and in the humanities are equally bound to help us understand the so-called “old continent,” its identity, spirit, and future. All the information about upcoming events is available in the calendar section of our website.
In a very tough budgetary climate, any help is critical in the pursuit of our mission. We very much welcome your support. Please visit the Support Us section of our website and join the friends of CERS.
We greatly appreciate your interest, and look forward to seeing you often!
Professor, Department of French and Francophone Studies
Director, Center for European and Russian Studies
Published: Friday, September 27, 2013