University of Wisconsin–Madison
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OUR MISSION

The Wisconsin Russia Project is an initiative funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and administered by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at UW-Madison. The project builds on the already robust social science research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and brings together an array of UW-Madison academic departments, faculty, and scholars with social scientists from the Russian Federation. It is a cooperative effort to generate expanded scholarly knowledge of Russia’s economy, society, politics, culture, and institutions, train new generations of social scientists who focus on Russia, and foster close collaborations and networks between US- and Russia-based social scientists.

THE PROJECT SUPPORTS SCHOLARLY INQUIRY IN FIVE THEMATIC AREAS:

1) Education, labor markets, and inequality

2) Law and society

3) Political economy

4) Identity, place, and migration

5) Demographic change