Founded in 1959 to prepare scholars who understood the Soviet Union and could analyze its secretive system, the Center has evolved in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise and today incorporates a variety of scholarly disciplines for the study of this culturally rich region.
With an active program of community outreach, CERES provides a broad and deep understanding of Eurasian, Russian and East European affairs to audiences at Georgetown and throughout the Washington community. In addition, CERES oversees Turkish studies at Georgetown University and hosts several programs with the Institute of Turkish Studies.
CERES is part of the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919 to educate students and prepare them for leadership roles in international affairs. SFS remains committed to intercultural understanding and service in the global arena, ideals held by SFS’ founder and first dean, Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. Today, SFS offers eight interdisciplinary Master’s programs designed to teach students to think about, analyze and act in the twenty-first century with imagination, good judgment and compassion.