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.
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
The Otto and Fran Walter Memorial Lecture
The Otto and Fran Walter Memorial Lecture celebrates Europe Day and addresses the concerns of the event's namesake with European and transatlantic affairs. Past speakers have included Ivan Krastev, Federica Mogherini, Susan Glasser, Anne Appelbaum, and Timothy Snyder.
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
May 19, 2022
Rand Richards Cooper discusses the Polish response to Ukrainian refugees on the International Horizons podcast.
May 9, 2022
Anna Zhelnina, post-doctoral researcher at the Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Research, discusses the state of the Russian opposition to the war in Ukraine on the International Horizons podcast
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Apr 18, 2022
Professor David Jancsics, San Diego State University, discusses Viktor Orban, corruption, and the Hungarian elections, on International Horizons.
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Mar 28, 2022
Kadri Liik, European Council on Foreign Relations, discusses Europe's view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on International Horizons.