Lecture Series and Workshops

For upcoming lectures and workshop times and descriptions, please see our Calendar.


  • New Directions in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies—a colloquium series featuring leading scholars who conduct cutting-edge research, often of a crossdisciplinary nature, use innovative methodologies, and are defining the intellectual direction in the field
  • Noontime Scholars—presentations on current research by faculty and students from the University of Illinois, as well as other institutions
  • Distinguished Speaker Series—features prominent policy makers, business professionals, public activists and other non-academic speakers who have made an impact in the region or affected perceptions of it in the United States


  • The Eurasian Migration System: A Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers (June 11-15, 2018)
  • Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Workshop on Gender and Women in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922 (June 21-23, 2018)
  • Ralph T. Fisher Workshop on the Caucasus and Central Asia (June 2018)