Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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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...

Fall/Winter 2017 ISEEES Newsletter

  • "Memorialization: Preserving and Destroying the Past" by Katharine Kuchinski, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley.
  • "Merely Players: The Role of Performative Assimilation" by Madeleine Karydes, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley.
  • "The Affect of Displacement" by Roya Aghavali, Undergraduate Student, UC Berkeley.
  • "Dissent and Subversion: Václav Havel and the Truth" by Jacob Elsanadi, BA 2018, UC Berkeley.
  • "Gombrowicz According to Miłosz" by Thomas Sliwowski, Graduate Student, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley.

In Support of the Central European University

The directors of Institutes and Centers for East European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies from across the United States, including ISEEES, recently sent a letter in support of the Central European University to the European Commission, various members of the European Parliament, to the Hungarian government, and to the U.S. Embassy in Hungary. A copy of the letter can be found here.


In addition, ISEEES director John Connelly published an article titled “Central European University Under Attack,” which appeared in the online version of The Nation on April 12, 2017. The article can be accessed here: