Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Welcome to the Institute's Website!

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies serves as the focal point at the University of California at Berkeley for students and faculty who conduct research and teaching on the geographic region of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Currently the Institute has 45 core UCB faculty members and over 150 affiliated graduate students. Read more...

Spring 2016 Language and Area Studies Courses

Please check out the new course listing page created for ease in finding all Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian language and area studies courses. Languages offered at Berkeley in our region are: Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian. Click here to find out more. For future reference, the link can be found under the "Student Resources" tab.

Berkeley rated top program in Russian studies

In a recent report commissioned by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), UC Berkeley was named the top institution in the United States in terms of the quality of its overall graduate training in Russia-related studies and ranks as one of the top three programs, followed by Harvard and Columbia. The report goes on to show that Berkeley's programs in Slavic and Russian-language studies and in Russian history are considered the top in the country, and its program in Russia-related social sciences is second, only after Harvard.

Click here to read the full report.

"Eurasian Geopolitics" Blog by Edward W. Walker

ISEEES' own Edward W. Walker has started his own blog to keep up with the affairs happening throughout Eurasia. Current entries have been focusing on the events in Ukraine. If you would like to read about Ukraine at greater depth, please click here to see what Professor Walker has to say about the situation.