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About Outreach

The Outreach Program works to enhance knowledge and understanding of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia and their component cultures in K-12 and postsecondary schools, businesses, civic and nonprofit organizations, the media and the general public. The Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin has been involved in outreach work to schools, colleges, community groups, business and the media since the early 1980s.

As an active member of Hemispheres, the International Area Studies Outreach Consortium in the College of Liberal Arts, our program participates in the coordination of outreach efforts nationwide. Center faculty, staff, graduate students and community organization members assist with our activities, through which we aim to improve the understanding of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Rebekka Sherman-Loeffler, Outreach & Community Engagement Coordinator. As outreach coordinator, Rebekka supervises the Center's outreach effort, including the acquisition of new materials and the supervision of the lending and resource room libraries. 

She can be reached by e-mail at, or by phone at (512) 232-9310

Speakers Bureau

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies maintains a speakers bureau of staff, graduate students and faculty who are available to speak to schools, community groups, businesses, workshops and other organizations on topics related to our region. The program is designed to share the wealth of resources available through the Center, and to meet an increasing interest in teaching young people about the area.

A wide variety of topics are available to be covered at request. We do appreciate advance notice of at least two weeks. For more information on this program, or to make a request or volunteer as a speaker, please contact the CREEES Outreach Coordinator, Jessica Weaver.


On an annual basis, CREEES and a variety of co-sponsors, coordinate various symposia on topics of concern or interest to our region. The Symposia page contains a list of and information about previous and upcoming events.

Glenn Mack

photo by Glenn Mack 
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