European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) offers its master’s students an unparalleled opportunity to do scholarly research with experts on Europe and European integration, Central and Southeast Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Renowned for its expertise and research in this field, Carleton also houses a European Union Centre of Excellence.

Capital Advantage

In addition to the embassies, consulates and non-governmental organizations located in Ottawa, federal government departments such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Public Safety Canada and the Immigration and Refugee Board maintain direct relations with Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Close contacts through our professors and alumni with governmental organizations and the diplomatic community benefit our students for internship, co-op, and career opportunities.

Fields of Specialization

  • European and European Union (EU) Studies
  • Russian, Eurasian, and Transition Studies

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Migration, race, and the late Soviet City (Jeff Sahadeo)
  • Values, interests, and governance structures in EU-Russian relations (Joan DeBardeleben)
  • European economic integration and EU as a global economic power (Crina Viju)
  • Transnational encounters between Germans and Russians in the 20th century (James Casteel)
  • Public administration and civil society in Russia (Piotr Dutkiewicz)
  • Migration and border control policies in Europe (Martin Geiger)
  • Politics of European integration; democracy and citizenship in the EU (Achim Hurrelmann)

Contact Info:

Graduate Supervisor: Professor Achim Hurrelmann