Russian and Eastern European Studies
On October 3, 6 & 7, 2008, Professors Olga Filimonova and Tatiana Vorontsova of the Departments of English and English Phonetics at Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia met with Fairfield's faculty and administration to discuss future cooperation between the two universities.
The end of the Cold War, along with the collapse of the Soviet Union and communist regimes in Eastern Europe, offers a unique opportunity to take a fresh look at an old field: Russian and East European area studies. Formerly caught within the framework of the Cold War, new societies are emerging, struggling to come to grips with their pasts and forging their own unique futures.
The Russian and East European studies minor, an interdisciplinary program developed jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, offers students an opportunity, from a base major either in international studies or one of the disciplines, to develop a focus on this dynamic area of the world.