|The Center for European Studies congratulates Sivaram Cheruvu, the German Embassy's "Think Transatlantic " national debate champion in their biannual "Think Transatlantic" university competition. The competition aims to promote understanding of the German American partnership and involved competing teams and individuals from over 30 US universities. Sivaram was a member of the winning debate team sponsored by the Rutgers Association of International Relations at the European Studies local competition in November.||The Institute of Hungarian Studies at Rutgers University is pleased to announce that Francesca Cipriani is the winner of the first annual Louis Horvath Scholarship Competition. Through a generous gift from Mr. Louis Horvath, the Institute for Hungarian Studies awards this scholarship annually to an outstanding student who will pursue an independent research or study opportunity in the field of Hungarian Studies. Ms. Cipriani is a sophomore at Rutgers University. She will use this scholarship to travel to Hungary for the first time and to enroll in the well known Debrecen Summer School, where she will intensively study Hungarian language, history, and culture.|
Center for European Studies Receives Second Consecutive "Getting to Know Europe Award
CES Receives Award to Host Transatlantic Campus Week
The Center for European Studies has again received an award from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington DC to host an annual Think Transatlantic campus week. Campus weeks are intended to highlight the importance of the transatlantic partnership, strategic alliance, and mutual values between Germany, Europe, and the United States. The theme of this fall’s campus week will be “Think Transatlantic: United States and Germany in the 21st century.”
Campus weeks are held all across the United States and involve undergraduates in competitions and activities focused on the chosen theme. CES will again host a debate competition judged by a faculty panel and also a Campus Conference featuring a roundtable and exchange of views on the subject of Transatlantic and German-American relations. CES is adding an essay competition as well to the fall 2012 activities.
The previous Rutgers Think Transatlantic event in fall, 2010 saw the Rutgers team drawn from the undergraduate Association of International Relations go on to win the overall nationwide debate competition; they were subsequently invited to the German Embassy for a special reception.