European Union Studies Center
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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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.Latest Podcast Episodes
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.Learn more about CUNY REEES
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.Learn more about this annual lecture
Introduction to the EU
In this workshop, Dr. Patricia Stapleton introduced participants to the fundamental European Union institutions and the European Union policymaking processes.View recording
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 29, 2022
What will be the Role of Europe in the Changing World Order?
Sigmar Gabriel, former state secretary of Germany, discusses European security policy and transatlantic relations in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine and rising China on International Horizons.
Nov 21, 2022
What is the Future of Populism?
Professor Umut Korkut, Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses radicalization and populism on the International Horizons podcast.
Oct 24, 2022
A most similar comparison: The authoritarianism of Poland and Hungary with Edit Zgut-Przybylska
Edit Zgut-Przybylska, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences, shares her insights about Hungarian and Polish authoritarianism on the International Horizons podcast.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Solving Public Problems
Author Beth Noveck (Northeastern University) discusses her book, which serves as a practical guide to fix our government and change our world.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Germany and Europe Facing the Ukraine War: German Consul-General David Gill in Conversation with John Torpey
IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAM EVENT Gain an in-depth perspective on German and European responses to the Russian invasion of Ukraine from German Consul-General David Gill, as...
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Friday, April 21, 2023
The Paradoxes of the Czechoslovak Sokol Association after the First World War
The CUNY REEES Kruzhok hosts John Paul Newman, Maynooth University, to share research in progress.
12:30 pm — 2:00 pm