European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics. The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

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Limited travel grants are available to help defray travel expenses for accepted participants located outside of the Pittsburgh region.

SYMPOSIUM: March 31, 2023














KEYNOTE POSTER: Rereading Russian Energy Chains Under the Thunder of War
SPEAKER: Margarita M. Balmaceda




KEYNOTE POSTER: Willem Noë—A Career as a Dutch Economist at the European Commission—Working for Europe
SPEAKER: Willem Noë





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Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies
European Studies Center
University Center for International Studies
Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences






There are many online resources to assist you in preparing your paper for submission to the Symposium. Please note that any major citation style guide (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian) is permitted, so long as the style is appropriate to the academic discipline of the paper.