Columbia University in the City of New York

East Central European Center

The East Central European Center trains students in the knowledge of those nations and peoples located between Germany and Russia and between the Balkan and Aegean seas. Established in 1954 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, it was the first academic unit in any major U.S. academic institution to deal exclusively with East Central Europe.

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ECEC Faculty

Aleksandar Bošković

Aleksandar Bošković

Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian; Co-Deputy Director of the East Central European Center

István Deák (1926-2023)

István Deák (1926-2023)

Seth Low Professor of History, Emeritus

Ofer Dynes

Ofer Dynes

Leonard Kaye Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, Dept. of Slavic Languages

Christopher Harwood

Christopher Harwood

Senior Lecturer in Czech; Co-Deputy Director of the East Central European Center

Annette Insdorf

Annette Insdorf

Professor, Film

Valentina Izmirlieva

Valentina Izmirlieva

Director, Harriman Institute; Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Rebecca Kobrin

Rebecca Kobrin

Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History; Co-Director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies

Wojciech Kopczuk

Wojciech Kopczuk

Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs

Ferenc Laczó

Ferenc Laczó

István Deák Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History

Agnieszka Legutko

Agnieszka Legutko

Lecturer in Yiddish, Director of the Yiddish Language Program

Mark Mazower

Mark Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Director of Columbia's Institute for Ideas and Imagination

Malgorzata Mazurek

Malgorzata Mazurek

Associate Professor of Polish Studies, Department of History

Jessica Merrill

Jessica Merrill

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages

Ronald Meyer

Ronald Meyer

Communications Mgr.; Adj. Associate Professor of Slavic Languages

Tsveta Petrova

Tsveta Petrova

Lecturer in the Discipline of Political Science

Tomasz Piskorski

Tomasz Piskorski

Edward S. Gordon Professor of Real Estate in the Finance Division at Columbia Business School

Katharina Pistor

Katharina Pistor

Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law; Director, Center on Global Legal Transformation; Member, Committee on Global Thought

Carol Rounds

Carol Rounds

Senior Lecturer in Hungarian, Department of Italian

David Stark

David Stark

Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology; Director of Columbia's Center on Organizational Innovation

Contact the East Central European Center

Send an email or call 212-854-4623. You can also reach out to one of ECEC’s current co-deputy directors, Aleksandar Boskovic or Christopher Caes.

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