Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship

The Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellowship Program is a six-month fellowship in residence in Washington, DC open to American graduate-level students, post-doctoral scholars, and early career professionals seeking to develop expertise on and/or to strengthen their strategic knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The main goal of the fellowship program is to cultivate U.S. expertise on the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and to develop relevant and timely analysis on the CEE region for the U.S. policy community. The program is generously supported by the U.S. Department of State.

Title VIII Fellows will have an opportunity to conduct independent research and analysis on a specific policy issue in an environment specialized for CEE area studies and policy analysis. Fellow research topics may focus on policy-relevant issues including, but not limited to: security and defense, economic development, strategic communication, and energy security, as they relate to a specific country in the region (e.g. Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia) or a specific CEE sub-region (e.g. the Baltic States, the Visegrád Group, the Black Sea region, and the Western Balkans).

Meet the Fellows

Aaron Allen
Title VIII Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership
Aya-Nay Haddad
Title VIII Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership
Kaitlyn Lee
Title VIII Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership
François Venne
Title VIII Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership

Title VIII Research