The Master’s program (MAERES) at Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES) prepares the next generation of leaders who will solve global challenges in Eurasia and beyond. Through innovative multidisciplinary research and coursework on the politics, history, language and culture of the region, students achieve a broad and deep understanding of the diverse countries of eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Founded in 1959, CERES educated scholars who understood the Soviet Union and could analyze its secretive system. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the ascension to EU and NATO membership of some countries, and the different trajectories of some post-Soviet states, the program evolved and broadened its scope. CERES promotes dialogue and opportunities to address current issues affecting Europe and Eurasia through programming for students across Georgetown, as well as the broader University and Washington, DC communities
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.