Our students are the heart of RSW.
RSW recognizes that changes in graduate training—including faster times to completion and disciplinary demands—can undermine the accumulation of regional studies knowledge. Programming at RSW emphasizes making connections between scholars and students through lectures, film screenings, lunches, and telebridges that encourage conversation and questions; contributing resources and support to PhD students and MA students to attend the annual Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) conference; supporting graduate students from IU and across the country in their study of the Russian language at the Summer Language Workshop; and funding for graduate student field research in Russia.
The strength of the RSW is the broad range of expertise we bring together from across the university to the analysis of Russia and U.S.-Russian relations. This expertise is foundational to our teaching and research missions, and it capitalizes on innovations in technology and research methodology, such as in our Graduate Methods Training Workshop.