Statement on Ukraine. The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) condemns the Russian Federation’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, as well as the ensuing war crimes and the relentless disinformation seeking to justify the assault on Ukrainian sovereignty. We support efforts to hold the Russian Federation accountable for these atrocities. We stand with the people of Ukraine and with all those who oppose this unprovoked war.
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) at the University of Pittsburgh is an interdisciplinary center focusing on Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Eurasia. As a Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) funded by the US Department of Education, REEES plays a critical role in promoting regionally relevant scholarship and teaching, as well as raising knowledge and awareness about our part of the world among wider communities in the Pittsburgh area and beyond. REEES-associated faculty come from the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools such as law, business, education, public health, engineering, and public and international affairs. Aside from facilitating scholarship on the region, the Center also develops and supports student programs advancing foreign language acquisition, cultural immersion, and interdisciplinary area studies certificates to complement traditional disciplinary degrees. Our numerous domestic and international partner institutions provide additional resources supporting study abroad programs, visiting scholars, and other activities.
We invite you to explore our programs and to be in touch concerning your own ideas and resources. Our staff and associated faculty offer a wealth of experience and insight that are available as you pursue your own projects, degrees, and scholarly endeavors. We look forward to working with you.