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Increasing Understanding of East Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia at UVA

The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) will develop six new courses that will be offered on a regular basis in five distinct instructional units of the College – the Departments of History, Sociology, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC), and the Program in Jewish Studies. These courses will attract enrollment of between 30 and 120 undergraduates each. They will focus on regions that fall within CREES’s geographic portfolio but that are underrepresented in the College’s curriculum– East Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. In addition, CREES will develop two outreach initiatives: (1) a symposium for UVa students that provides a rationale for, and information about, preparing for a career involving the geographic regions within CREES’s portfolio – viz., East Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia; and (2) a symposium open to UVa students and the public that provides information about these regions and, in particular, U.S. interests in, and policy towards, them.

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Increasing Understanding of East Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia at UVA