Community outreach activities and teacher training are integral to the CSEEES mission. CSEEES staff and affiliated faculty are involved in public service at the local, regional, national, and international levels and take part in a wide array of public outreach programs to schools and the broader community. The Center actively supports K-16 educational programs, and in the past has hosted visiting scholars and delegations from the region to interact with teachers and students in North Carolina classrooms. CSEEES also collaborates with other area studies centers, universities, organizations and individuals to create resources for community engagement and education.
World View is a UNC-Chapel Hill public service program focused on providing educators with information about UNC global programs, outreach, and resources. During the school year, World View’s professional development programs provide content and best practices for integrating global education in all areas of K-16 curriculum. Click the country names for more information on past CSEEES-supported professional development tours for NC educators to Russia and the Balkans.
UNC CGI Carolina Navigators
A program of the UNC Center for Global Initiatives, Carolina Navigators provides K-12 teachers and students with global education resources including culture kits and multimedia projects created by Carolina students with international expertise. Visit their page to book culture kits from Russia, the Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan and more.
Russian Language Instruction at Durham Public Schools
This initiative represents an innovative collaboration between Durham Public Schools and the joint Title VI NRC Duke University-UNC Centers for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES) to introduce Russian as a sustainable language option for Charles E. Jordan High School students for the 2013-2014 year. Learn more.
North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS)
CSEEES staff and graduate students regularly participate at the annual North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) Conference in Greensboro, NC. The council provides support to social studies educators across the state. To view presentations from past NCCSS events, click here.
Russian Book: First Thousand Words in Russian
In partnership with the US Department of Education, Duke University Slavic & Eurasian Studies and UNC’s Bull’s Head Bookshop, CSEEES completed a book-mailing project to all public and federally funded middle schools in North Carolina in an effort to spark students’ interest in Russian language and culture. Click here to read more about the project.
Fort Bragg Seminar
In collaboration with the Triangle Institute of Security Studies (TISS), CSEEES organized a one-day seminar on November 14, 2014, for the 92nd Civilian Affairs Brigade (Airborne) from Fort Bragg in preparation for the deployment of civil liaison teams to various countries in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In addition to our own affiliated faculty and graduates students, scholars from six other universities gave presentations and lead workshops.
Global Music Show
Launched In collaboration with WXYC 89.3 FM, UNC’s student-run radio station, the Global Music Show features music from different world regions and discussions with UNC faculty and students about the music’s broader cultural and social contexts. You can explore the Global Music Show archive