Founded in 1991, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) is one of the oldest area studies centers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The center plays a critical role in meeting the university’s internationalization objectives and bolstering its global reach through instruction, curriculum development, exchanges, teacher training, conferences, and public outreach. With over 30 core faculty members, the center is home to the REEES Concentration in Global Studies MA Program and serves as the hub on campus for graduate and undergraduate students interested in Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia.
The MA degree combines learning of Slavic/East European languages (Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, BCS) with courses that explore the histories, politics, and cultures of the region.
Integrated within the interdisciplinary BA track in Central European Studies, the program supports the study of the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) at Carolina.
UNC-CH students working toward a graduate degree in any discipline can earn a Graduate Certificate in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, thereby documenting their specialization in the region.
Structured as a workshop, Carolina Seminar: Russia and Its Empires, East and West provides scholars with a unique opportunity to cross disciplinary boundaries while still in the middle of their projects.