Winter 2015 Events
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Funding for International Travel!
Click to learn more about CREES student grants

Material Culture and Social Change
Several events in 2014-15 will address this topic. Visit our Events page for details. Photo by Krisztina Fehervary

CREES Graduate Programs
Click to learn about the REES M.A. and other offerings for graduate students

President of Albania visits U-M
Click for video of Bujar Nishani's lecture. Photos by Peter Smith

Pussy Riot/Zona Prava
Click for video of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina's appearance at the Michigan Theater. Photo by Peter Smith

CREES Videos on YouTube
Many CREES videos are available on YouTube. Click the image above to be directed to the CREES channel. Photos by Peter Smith

Zamek Królewski, Kraków
CREES has long been invested in making The University of Michigan a center of Polish studies in North America

Gök-Tepe, Turkmenistan
Site of a fortress where imperial Russian troops massacred Turkmen warriors in 1881; a mosque was built there commemorating President Saparmurad Niyazov's 1992 hajj to Mecca.


CREES is the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan’s International Institute. A long-time recipient of U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants, the center currently awards US/ED-supported Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. CREES is home to the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, and works alongside the Center for European Studies and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies in association with the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia.

Geneviève Zubrzycki, CREES Director

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