Central Eurasian Studies

About the Department of Central Eurasian Studies

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies is part of the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) offers a wide range of courses designed to promote a multi-disciplinary training in the languages, histories, cultures, religions, economies, geopolitics, and international relations of one or more Central Eurasian regions of specialization. The Department covers contemporary and historical regions of critical significance, such as Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Hungary, Finland, and the Baltics. Faculty in the Department conduct research and teach classes on such diverse topics as Islam and Buddhism, the Silk Road, the Dalai Lamas, Iranian Kings and Prophets, nationalism, gender, empire, and linguistic and cultural change.