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WELCOME TO REEES

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) is home to undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia at the University of Oregon. REEES faculty members are active scholars and regularly sponsor lectures, conferences, and cultural events, which are free and open to the public.

We here in REEES are committed to diversity and inclusion. Our program strives to illuminate the complex ethnic, racial, religious, cultural, and linguistic diversity of a vast geographical region, spanning from Eastern Europe to the Russian Far East. Gender, class, race, ethnicity, religion, and the environment are just some of the many issues addressed by our faculty in their teaching and research. Located in the only U.S. state in which Russian is the third most commonly spoken language after English and Spanish, REEES is also involved in outreach to the local Russian-speaking community through the sponsorship of an annual Russian play. For more detailed information about our Diversity Action Plan, click here.

REEES welcomes all students to participate in its classes, academic events, and extracurricular activities.  We invite you to browse our website, and encourage you to contact us with questions.  If you wish to join our email listserv to learn about our events, please contact Kenlei Cowell at kcowell@uoregon.edu.


Delving into the Art of Translation and Creation

Lyn Coffin, Honorary PhD, granted by World Academy of Arts and Culture for “writing excellence and efforts on behalf of world peace,” gives us the pleasure of sharing her recollections of Joseph Brodsky, her thoughts and experiences as translator of Akhmatova, Orten, and other poets, as well as her own creative work.

Thursday May 30, 2019

6:30-8:00pm

Mills International Center

Erb Memorial Union 1395 University Street Eugene, OR 97403-2572

Sponsored by University of Oregon’s Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Mills International Center, and UO Libraries

Free and open to the

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REEES Alum Named as American Council’s Next President and CEO

American Councils for International Education and its Board of Trustees appointed David Patton, PhD, as the third president and CEO to lead the 45-year-old nonprofit. Patton received his bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies from the University of Oregon in 1984.

See the full article on Patton’s appointment on Stocks News Feed.

Prof. Ryan Tucker Jones is the Author of Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific’s Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867

Highlighting the importance of the North Pacific in Russian imperial and global environmental history, Empire of Extinction focuses on the development of ideas about the natural world in a crucial location far from what has been considered the center of progressive environmental attitudes. For more information, visit here.