Outreach Programming

Professional development workshops for educators on a wide range of topics and opportunities to connect directly with K-14 students. 

As a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center for Russia and Eurasia, we support teachers by developing and delivering professional development workshops and cultural programs for K-14 educators and students as well as members of the general public. How can we help bring the rich history and vibrant culture of Russia and Eurasia into your classroom teaching? Be in touch!

Teacher Workshops

The Davis Center organizes specific events and programs for K-14 educators, including teacher workshops, lectures, cultural events and more. The goal of our professional development events is to introduce educators to scholars and scholarship that provide new insights and understandings about Russia and Eurasia. Through our workshops we encourage participants to be both learners indulging their own curiosity and teachers doing the difficult work of bringing new understandings and resources into their classroom practice.

Please note: all Davis Center programming is currently being convened virtually.

Global Studies Outreach Committee 

While the majority of our event programming is specific to our region, we also collaborate with other Harvard international studies centers through the Global Studies Outreach Committee to develop an annual summer educator workshop devoted to an issue of global significance.

This year's workshop, devoted to Dis/Misinformation:Perspectives and Pedagogies for Educators in the Post-Truth Era will be held virtually over a two-week period--July 26--August 6, 2021. The application deadline is May 7, 2021.

Classroom Visits

Davis Center staff are always happy to visit directly with students to provide a lecture or facilitate a conversation about the region--and it's even easier to do now using connective technology. Do your students have questions about the US/Russia relationship or how the dissolution of the USSR impacted the nations that emerged after the Soviet collapse? Could you use some help covering the role the Soviets played in the Second World War or how Catherine the Great changed the Russian Empire? Be in touch and we'll be glad to prepare a classroom visit that meets the needs of your students. 

Related Insights

In a five-part podcast series, Yelena Biberman and Zachary Troyanovsky explore the fateful events that led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Lincoln-Sudbury students explored the political nature of pipelines and the role of Russia’s rich energy resources in shaping international relations.

Related Events

Upcoming Event

A discussion of what transpired after the Taliban takeover and what it means for people there now.


Upcoming Event

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Peter Frankopan on the connections forged through the ancient Silk Road and how those connections reveal themselves even today.

Upcoming Event

This session introduces the broad matrix of ways in which emerging scholars in SEEES navigate their particular locations as underrepresented subjects.