Welcome to the Center for European Studies!

Polish ProtestWe have a terrific series of talks, panels, and workshops scheduled for this year that promise to shed new light on a rapidly changing Europe, through attention to its present, past, and future! Our events stretch across the subcontinent and beyond, indeed asking “what is Europe?”  We continue our attention to forms of democracy and political participation, to populisms and nationalisms, and to refugees and the movement of peoples.  We are also gearing up our focus on the environment and environmental action, in these pursuits also teaming up with centers and depts. across the university.  We will continue offerings too particularly oriented toward those who are—and are thinking about becoming!--European Studies majors and minorsWe look forward to your participation—and ideas!  Come join us! 


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  • Gubad Ibadoghlu has joined us as our AY 2019-20 CES Visiting Scholar. A world-renowned political economist, Prof. Ibadoghlu is senior policy analyst for social and economic studies at Azerbaijan’s Economic Research Center. His research focuses on the politics of natural resources and revenue management. We are delighted to have him with us!
  • Sara Levy's World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin, edited by Rebecca Cypress and Nancy Sinkoff, arising out of a 2015 CES conference, has won the Book Prize from the Jewish Studies and Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society.
  • CES celebrated the opening of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center on Fri., 9/13 for the internationally renowned Palissimo Dance Company, performing “Custodians of Beauty,” by company director Pavel Zuštiak. Zuštiak followed the performance with a Q&A, including discussion of the impact on his life and work of the 1989 Czechoslovak "Velvet Revolution." Cosponsored with the Mason Gross Dept. of Dance
  • Resources and Outreach -- Grants


Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus


Fountain designed to look like human faces


The Parthenon


European skyline (Links and Resources page)