CREEES is pleased to announce the creation of a new endowment, the Globalizing Eurasia Fund, made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor.
CREEES director Robert Crews said, "The inherited model of area studies teaching and research must accommodate a rapidly globalizing world. The rise of China, the expansion of transnational Muslim networks, the political economy of oil and gas, and increasingly mobile people, commodities, and ideas are among just a few of the pressing issues that demand closer investigation."
The Globalizing Eurasia Fund targets three areas: 1) our curriculum, 2) student research and travel, and 3) faculty initiatives, including courses, guest speakers, and conferences. The Fund seeks to develop undergraduate and graduate courses that place our area more squarely in a global framework. It seeks to provide students with resources to conduct research and pursue language study in more than one world area or country (An undergraduate might, for example, combine work in Russia and China, or in Turkey and Georgia, in Tajikistan and India, etc.). This initiative links CREEES to other centers and academic units on campus, offering students a far broader and richer foundation of knowledge that prepares them for dynamic global careers after Stanford.