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CSEEES has collaborated with other area studies centers, universities, organizations and individuals in past outreach efforts. In 2008, the Center paired up with the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina to host “The Ukrainian Famine-Genocide: Reflections After 75 Years” Conference at the UNC FedEx Global Education Center. As part of the Kyrgyz Connect project in 2007-2008, CSEEES-affiliated visiting scholars from Kyrgyzstan met with students from Clayton Middle School’s Global Connection class and helped link classrooms in North Carolina and Kyrgyzstan. Following is more information about past CSEEES outreach efforts.


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.

Russian Language Instruction at Durham, NC school: Joint Title VI NRC Duke – UNC Chapel Hill CSEEES

This initiative represents an innovative collaboration between Durham Public Schools and the joint Title VI NRC Duke University – UNC-Chapel Hill Center 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.

To read the full article, click here.

North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS)

In February 2012, UNC CSEEES’s Dr. Jacqueline Olich and Karina Ibrahim presented “Kremlinology in the Age of New Social Media” at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) Conference in Greensboro, NC. Olich and Ibrahim shared how North Carolina social studies educators can employ Twitter to better understand policy and policymakers in Russia. North Carolina Council for the Social Studies provides support to social educators across the state.

To view presentations from past NCCSS events, click here.

Outreach on Ukraine’s Crisis

Video recordings of past CSEEES roundtables and presentations on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine are available on YouTube. Click here to access more information on CSEEES outreach efforts and teaching resources on Ukraine.