European Union Studies Center

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The mission of the European Union Studies Center (EUSC) is to bring together American and European scholars, legal and business professionals and the public to encourage the exchange of ideas about European policies, politics, and societies. The goal is to facilitate research and stimulate transatlantic dialogue. To promote this mission, the EUSC organizes lectures, forums and workshops to examine and better understand the institutions of the politics and societies of European and Eurasian states. The EUSC favors interdisciplinary exchange by focusing on a broad range of areas, including politics, policies, history, law, and real world challenges, as well as their various impacts on the transatlantic partnership. EUSC operates as part of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center.

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International Horizons podcast


International Horizons

Our public programming continues as part of International Horizons, a podcast series hosted by Professor John Torpey, which seeks to bring scholarly expertise to bear on timely international topics. Episodes have focused on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, recent European elections, lessons for today from fascism in Europe, and Europe's experience with Covid-19.

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Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at CUNY


The EU Studies Center serves as a hub for CUNY’s nearly 50 faculty working on Slavic, Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian studies across 25 campuses and various disciplines. We support CUNY faculty through sharing information and resources, organizing academic workshops and convenings, and speaking with a collective voice at an important moment in history.

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Annual Event

The Otto and Fran Walter Memorial Lecture

Dr. Otto L. Walter was a benefactor, former Advisory Board Member and a personal friend of the EU Studies Center. His family foundation sponsors the annual Otto and Fran Walter Memorial Lecture, which addresses the concerns of the event's namesake with European and transatlantic affairs.

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Introduction to the EU

In this workshop, Dr. Patricia Stapleton introduced participants to the fundamental European Union institutions and the European Union policymaking processes.

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Recent News

Mar 2, 2023

How to Manage Polarization? Cultures of Compromise in Comparison

Apply to take part in a Ph.D. student workshop with German students on countering polarization with cultures of compromise at the Graduate Center, July 11-13, 2023. Accepted students will receive funded travel to Germany in 2024.

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Nov 21, 2022

What is the Future of Populism?

Professor Umut Korkut, Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses radicalization and populism on the International Horizons podcast.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 29, 2023

Book Talk: "Ukraine Is Not Dead Yet"

Author Megan Buskey presents her family's story of exile and return to Ukraine, in discussion with Brigid O'Keeffe, Professor, Brooklyn College/CUNY. This is a hybrid event, taking place in-person at the CUNY Graduate Center, Room 5114, and online via Zoom.

12:30 pm — 2:00 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

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John Torpey

Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies; Director, European Union Studies Center; Presidential Professor, Sociology; Presidential Professor, History

Merrill Sovner

Assistant Director, European Union Studies Center