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, businesses 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.
The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, along with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year. These events range from holiday celebrations to visiting speakers to film screenings. All events are free and open to the public. For a list of our events, please refer to the Department's Events Calendar.
The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, along with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, brings in numerous speakers throughout the year. These speakers are experts in their fields and allow our department to offer a wide array of topics to the public.
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies maintains a speakers bureau of staff, graduate students and faculty. The program is designed to meet an increasing interest in teaching young people about the region and also to share the wealth of resources available at the Center.
For more information on this program, or to volunteer as a speaker, please contact:
As outreach coordinator, Tamara supervises the Center's outreach effort, including the acquisition of new materials and the supervision of the lending and resource room libraries.