50th Anniversary Events
"As we celebrate the anniversary of CREEES, we are at a unique juncture as we also witness the resurgence of interest in our field and the region."
- Amir Weiner, Director
In October 1969, Stanford University formally designated the “Committee for Russian, East European and Communist Studies” as the Center for Russian and East European Studies, recognizing the institutional structures in the field that had emerged at Stanford over the preceding decades. In Autumn 2019, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of events highlighting core areas of activity.