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CREEES Chronicle: 50th Anniversary Edition

We are pleased to announce a special 50th Anniversary edition of the CREEES Chronicle, highlighting the many activities and initiatives of our students, faculty, visiting scholars, and alumni over the course of the past 50 years as well as the key events held to mark the anniversary.

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  • Read the CREEES Chronicle 50th Anniversary Edition online here.
  • Download a PDF file here.
  • Download a printable PDF here.


A Retrospective

1969—the year of the legendary Woodstock music festival, the Stonewall riots in New York City, and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. That eventful year also marked the establishment of what is now known as the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at Stanford University. 

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Anniversary Events

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: an alumni panel on careers in government and public service, a conference on "Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," and a film series, "Images of 1969." in their professional lives. 

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For decades, CREEES has been a leader among American universities in its K-12 and community college education outreach initiatives, part of its service as a Department of Education National Resource Center. CREEES scholars have played an active role in driving several successful programs that serve teachers across California and beyond. 

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90s grads

Alumni Reflections

"CREEES, as well as my Stanford experience as a whole, broadened my thinking in ways that I continue to appreciate 15 years on. My cohort was a whole range of different perspectives that I would have never otherwise encountered. My professors opened my eyes to a dizzying range of possibilities for intellectual and social discourse. I am profoundly grateful for the experience."

Raymond Kimball (‘05)

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