Welcome to the Center for European Studies!

RUTGERS250 RIBBON WEB RED

Please join the Center for European Studies for 
"The Cold War at Camp Kilmer:  Hungarian '56ers, Cubans,
and US Refugee Policy in New Jersey"

Wednesday, March 2, 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Scholarly Communication Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ  08901

Join the Center for European Studies for this day-long event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the same year as Rutgers’ transformation into a state university, as well as the university’s 250th year. The European Studies event will compare the experience of the Hungarians who passed through Camp Kilmer with that of other Cold War refugee communities, particularly that of Cubans, as Tracy Voorhees, Rutgers graduate and member of the Board of Governors, headed relief efforts for both groups.

The former United States Army camp was located in Piscataway and Edison adjacent to Rutgers current-day Livingston Campus. During the Cold War after the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution, some 30,000 refugees were resettled at Camp Kilmer. Many settled afterwards in New Brunswick.

Click postcard for full program

Postcard of Camp Kilmer

News

  • Keep an eye on this page for announcement of spring 2019 events!
  • Nikolas Kosmatopoulos will join CES as visiting scholar in spring 2019. Assistant professor in the dept. of Political Studies and Public Administration at the American University in Beirut, Nikolas's interests range from migration, to war and peace, to popular politics at sea! We are excited for his lively participation in the life of the Center.
  • CES announces its new Faculty Advisory Board
  • CES has been chosen as the Rutgers liaison to the Transatlantic Summer Institute, which runs transdisciplinary workshops for Ph.D. candidates in Germany and the U.S.
  • Resources and Outreach -- Grants

CES Events

No events

Europe-related Events on Campus

No events

Undergraduate

Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus

Events

Fountain designed to look like human faces

Projects

The Parthenon

Links

European skyline (Links and Resources page)