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Research Projects

CREES faculty and student affiliates conduct research about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia on a wide range of topics across the humanities, social sciences, and professions.

In addition, the Center has also administered several collaborative research initiatives supported by grants from external sponsors such as the Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Council for East European and Eurasian Research, and United States Institute for Peace.

Cultural Politics of Globalization and Community in East Central Europe

NSF-supported Workshop at Collegium Budapest, Budapest, Hungary (May 12-14, 2005)
Project Directors: Michael D. Kennedy and Genevieve Zubrzycki, University of Michigan

NSF Award Abstract
Final Workshop Program
Paper Abstracts
Participant Biographies
Composite Bibliography
Related Publication: "The Cultural Politics of Globalization and Community in East Central Europe." Journal of the International Institute 13(1)(2005).
Related NSF Initiatives: Human and Social Dynamics Priorities (e.g., Agents of Change); Strengthening Qualitative Research through Methodological Innovation and Integration

Communism's Negotiated Collapse: The Polish Round Table, Ten Years Later

NCEEER- and USIP-supported Research and Curriculum Development Project (1999-2000)
Project Directors: Michael D. Kennedy and Brian Porter, University of Michigan

Project Website

To access related conference proceedings and transcripts, click the Program link on the Project Website.

Identity Formation and Social Issues in Estonia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

Ford Foundation-supported Research and Training Project (1995-99)
Project Directors: Michael D. Kennedy, Barbara A. Anderson, Ted Hopf, and Marianne Kamp

Project Website
Related Publication: Nationalities Papers, Special Issue 33(3), 2005

Other University of Michigan REES-focused Research Initiatives

Center for European Studies-European Union Center - The Cultural Politics of Energy and Security in Europe and Eurasia

Institute for Research on Women and Gender - Global Feminisms: Comparative Case Studies of Women's Activism and Scholarship (includes Poland)

School of Music, Theatre & Dance - The Chopin Project