Regional Centers Overview

Center for European Studies

Syracuse University's Center for European Studies (CES), hosted at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School, promotes interdisciplinary research and study of Europe. CES advances the study of European politics, history, economy, culture, and languages in collaboration with academic programs, professional schools, language programs, and research centers across campus and Syracuse University's study abroad centers.

Central Asia and the Caucasus Research Group

Housed in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the CAC Research Group unites graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals from Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as other researchers working in the region. Members of the group have come from the United States, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran. 

East Asia Program

As part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School, the East Asia Program provides an intellectual home for students and faculty interested in the study of East Asia. It supports and facilitates multidisciplinary research and dialogue on the history, economy, politics and social development of the region, especially China, Japan, and the two Koreas, and on the relations of the United States with the region.

Korean Peninsula Affairs Center

The Korean Peninsula Affairs Center (KPAC) is an interdisciplinary research center within the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. KPAC, with support from the Pacific Century Institute, is committed to studying and addressing contemporary issues of public policy and governance affecting the Korean Peninsula.

Maxwell African Scholars Union

With the support of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the Maxwell African Scholars Union promotes the scientific study of African societies and the continental African experience in the globalized world. Discover the richness of the continent with its cultural heritage and diversity, wealth of natural resources, tourist attractions and its intricate political systems. 

Middle Eastern Studies Program 

Located in the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP) offers both an interdisciplinary minor and a bachelor of arts degree through The College of Arts and Sciences, as well as a graduate certificate of advanced studies through the Maxwell School. All three programs are steeped in world-class instruction and study-abroad opportunities, providing unique insights into one of today’s fastest growing regions.

Program on Latin America & The Caribbean

PLACA’s mission is to promote excellence in multi-disciplinary scholarship focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, and to connect the Syracuse University community with students, scholars, artists, writers and activists from the region.

South Asia Center 

Syracuse University has a well-established and extensive involvement in teaching and research on the South Asian region: the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The South Asia Center, in partnership with the Cornell University South Asia Program, is a United States Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center.