Given the region's fascinating past, its rich cultural legacy, and its current centrality in the global political arena, studying REEES at Bowdoin is both an intellectually enriching experience and a smart career choice.
The Department of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) is a small, close-knit, and supportive community that fosters student engagement and achievement. Our faculty challenges students to immerse themselves in the Russian language and the history, politics, and cultures of the region.
Statement in Support of Evan Gershkovich ’14
We, faculty and affiliated faculty members of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Department at Bowdoin College, call for the release of Bowdoin alumnus and Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been detained while reporting in Russia on its war on Ukraine, and we echo Bowdoin’s statement that the work of journalists like Evan is the linchpin of a free society [see the President’s full statement here]. We stand in solidarity with Evan and our thoughts are with him and his family.
STATEMENT OF REEES FACULTY IN SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE.

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