About Us

The Eurasian region is as enigmatic as it is vast, and changes taking place there are felt around the world. The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University brings people together to learn about this region in original and profound ways. By fostering opportunities for innovative scholarship, creative teaching, and broad learning within a research university, we educate future leaders who make enduring contributions and bring deep knowledge to bear on contemporary problems. 

The Russian Research Center (as the Davis Center was originally known) was founded in 1948 with the hopes that the social sciences could collectively address the pressing national need to understand the Cold War adversary.

The Davis Center community includes nearly three hundred individuals—Harvard faculty, graduate students, fellows, visiting scholars, Boston-area scholars, and staff—who share a passion for Russia and Eurasia.

We seek to build knowledge of Russia and Eurasia and stimulate interdisciplinary thinking by creating opportunities for scholars at all stages of their academic careers.