Essay Contest! Cash prizes!
Rutgers Center for European Studies announces a campus-wide undergraduate essay contest on the theme of "Germany in Europe". The contest is sponsored by the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Washington DC as part of their annual campus programs at US universities. This year's theme, Germany in Europe, hopes to engage American students in the ongoing debate on Germany and its evolving role within the European Union.
The essay contest question is: Will the future see a more German Europe or a more European Germany?
Resources for writing your essay may be found on our website by clicking here
For further information on the topic and instructions on how to apply, click the image. Deadline: November 18
New Award: Germany in Europe
The Center for European Studies has received a third Campus Weeks
award from the Embassyof Germany to the US. The award draws
attention to the close transatlantic partnership between Germany
and the US. This year's programs will be overseen both by the
Center and by the Rutgers German Club.
Among the activities we are sponsoring is a film festival, schedule as below:
All Films Monday nights @ 9:00 pm at the German Dept., 172 College Avenue, CAC
Monday, October 28
Nowhere in Africa: By the award winning director Caroline Link, Nowhere in Africa is an film adaptation of the autobiographical novel of the same name by Stefanie Zweig. It depicts the story of a Jewish family that flees Germany on the eve of the second World War to run a farm in Kenya, but fail to escape the war. Accolades: 75th Academy Award, Best Foreign Language Film; German Film Award for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Music, and Best Supporting Actor
Monday, November 4
The Reader: Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, The Reader is based upon the novel by the same name by famed author Bernhard Schlink, telling the story of the life of Michael Berg, a young boy who meets a mature woman named Hanna Schmitz in late 1950's Germany, whose relationship with whom changes his life forever. Directed by Stephen Daldry and featuring Ralph Feinnes, David Kross, and the award-winning performance of Kate Winslet, The Reader addresses the concept of Vergangenheitsbewältigung, or coming to terms with the past, in an engaging performance sure to please.
Monday, November 11
Good Bye, Lenin!: Good Bye, Lenin!, directed by Wolfgang Becker and starring Daniel Brühl of Inglourious Basterds and Rush, is a tragically comedic film set in the period of time between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification. The film introduces a comedic aspect to the difficulties of coping with the dramatic changes of the two Germanies in 1989 with an excellent performance by Brühl in an award-winning and moving work.
Monday, November 18
Revanche: Winner of several international film festivals and nominated for an Academy Award, Revanche, directed by Götz Spielmann, is a thrilling story of inevitable revenge after a pair of lovers in a Viennese criminal and Ukrainian prostitute find themselves mixed up in the aftermath of a bank robbery. The critically acclaimed film features an intriguing plot and brilliant acting to place it at #90 on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000's.
The Film Festival is part of the 2013-14 Germany in Europe Campus Weeks, exploring Germany’s role in Europe. Funding provided by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States. Further information at Germany.info/Europe
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the German Club
Louis Horvath Scholarship Program open for applications
Horvath scholarships will again be offered in 2013-14. The Louis Horvath endowment offers Rutgers undergraduates up to $2,000 in support for research and travel and/or Hungarian language instruction or other Study Abroad programs in Hungary. The program is administered by the Rutgers Institute for Hungarian Studies. The deadline for 2013-14 is February 14, 2014. Click here for an information sheet describing the program and application process in more detail.
Welcome to the Center For European Studies at Rutgers
The Center's mission is to promote research and teaching on modern Europe at Rutgers and to foster intellectual exchanges between members of the Rutgers community and European scholars and institutions. The CES sponsors an undergraduate major and minor in European Studies and hosts a Graduate Associates Program, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students with research interests in Europe. Every year, the CES hosts a rich assortment of public lectures, conferences and outreach activities that foster deeper understanding of European history, politics and culture.
CES in 2013-14 is the recipient of grants externally from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Getting to Know Europe, led by Dan Kelemen, Professor of Political Science) and internally from the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (Working Group on Governing Work in the Global Economy, led by Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Assistant Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations).
Please explore our website, which details our activities and provides information on upcoming events. We hope you will join us in supporting European Studies at Rutgers.