CERES’ mission is to increase understanding and appreciation of the cultures and challenges of the region stretching from Central Europe to the Pacific and from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas.

Throughout the year, CERES hosts events designed to increase awareness and knowledge of the region. CERES also houses the Ion Ratiu library’s holdings on the countries of the region.

Georgetown Resources

CERES Library

The CERES Office Suite in Georgetown University’s Intercultural Center houses the CERES Library.

Lauinger Library

Georgetown’s main Lauinger Library holds materials on Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies (REES), including 30,000 volumes, of which about 15,000 are in the region’s languages. More than 500 periodicals on and from the region in print and electronic format are part of the collection. Lauinger Library subscribes to two main databases that are crucial for research in REES—EastView and the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES)—and over 50 other electronic international affairs and area studies databases. The Media Center holds 300 documentary films, CDs, audiotapes of ethnic and classical music and slides on the region as well as over 400 regional feature films. The library has also compiled lists of Russian, Central Asian, Caucasian and East European music and films. In addition, a searchable database of Russian and East European literature translated into English is available. Both Russian and English titles are listed when possible.

Audio-Visual Collections

CERES’ video collection of feature films and documentaries from and about the region for research, teaching, language practice and personal enrichment purposes is available to borrowers through the New Gelardin Media Center in Lauinger library.

DC-Area Resources

Cultural Resources

Think Tanks

Additional Links

Resources on the Region

Other Web Resources

Our resources section is an ongoing project. If you have suggestions or questions about topics and resources not listed here, please email ceres@georgetown.edu