About

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. 

We are a community of students, scholars, and staff who share a dedication to understanding the region more deeply.

The interdisciplinary Russian Research Center (RRC) at Harvard University 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 collection contains books and periodicals related to the field of Russian and Eurasian studies, particularly in the areas of political science, economics, sociology and history.

Donate to the Davis Center and you'll help prepare emerging leaders for success in careers related to Russia, Central Asia, and the Eurasian region.

After maintaining an entirely remote operation since March 2020, we are thrilled to be gradually reopening the Davis Center!