Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University)

Center for Government and International Studies
South Building
1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Tel. +1 (617) 495-4037

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm



The Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University seeks to foster comprehensive understanding and multidisciplinary study of Russia and the countries of Eurasia. Founded in 1948 as the Russian Research Center, the Davis Center sponsors a master's program, seminars and conferences, targeted research, fellowships, undergraduate and graduate student support, and an outreach program. The center's more than 300 affiliates come from Harvard University, the greater Boston area, and around the world.

Cold War Interests: 

Since 1997 the Davis Center has hosted a Project on Cold War Studies, a sponsored research program supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation. The project seeks to provide opportunities for scholars to reassess and achieve a more sophisticated understanding of the Cold War. The Project’s publications program includes the peer-reviewed Journal of Cold War Studies, the Project on Cold War Studies Book Series, and special book projects. All three provide outlets for historians, political scientists, and other scholars who want to draw on newly available archival evidence. In addition to its publications program, the Project sponsors conferences and seminars, oversees a huge collection of photocopied and microfilmed archival materials, and maintains an extensive website with information about the project, detailed pages about the Cold War, dozens of links to related websites, and scanned images of declassified documents.