M.A. Program in European & Eurasian Studies
In the vast geopolitical realm that stretches from the British Isles to Siberia and from the Nordic regions to the Mediterranean, powerful forces are pushing for political, social and economic change.
The European Union (EU) faces the continuing imperative of balancing supranationalism and national sovereignty, while simultaneously deepening its integrative activities and widening its membership.EU member states and their neighbors confront a host of domestic challenges ranging from economic reform and social diversity to terrorism and separatism. Since the beginning of the new millennium, Russia, under its president Putin, has begun to reformulate its foreign policy priorities and is aggressively pursuing its international ambitions. At the same time, a web of political, economic, security and societal connections increasingly links the various parts of Europe and Eurasia with one another, as well as with the United States, the Islamic World, China and other parts of the global community. In view of these dynamic interactions, it is essential to study Europe and Eurasia together.
The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding these important regions. The EES curriculum combines required and optional courses that allow each student to pursue his/her professional and intellectual interests. This multifaceted program encompasses academic approaches to European and Eurasian affairs and develops practical analytical skills that are essential in the professional world of international affairs.