Council for European Studies

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    The Coun­cil for Euro­pean Stud­ies’ mis­sion is to pro­duce, sup­port, and rec­og­nize out­stand­ing, multi-​disciplinary research on Europe through a wide range of pro­grams and ini­tia­tives. These include fel­low­ships, grants, pub­li­ca­tions, awards, con­fer­ences and meet­ings, pub­lic lec­tures and sym­posia, as well as direct research. The Coun­cil is par­tic­u­larly com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing research that can play a crit­i­cal role in both under­stand­ing and apply­ing the lessons of Euro­pean his­tory and inte­gra­tion to con­tem­po­rary prob­lems, includ­ing those in the areas of global secu­rity, pros­per­ity, envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship, and democracy.


    Mem­bers of the Coun­cil for Euro­pean Stud­ies pro­vide cru­cial sup­port for its work and are engaged in inno­v­a­tive and influ­en­tial research on a wide range of sub­jects, such as: transat­lantic rela­tions, global secu­rity, cul­tural stud­ies, Euro­pean inte­gra­tion, nation­al­ism and region­al­ism, envi­ron­men­tal stud­ies, immi­gra­tion and social exclu­sion, clas­si­cal and medieval his­tory, and Islamic cul­tures in Europe.

    For more infor­ma­tion about becom­ing a mem­ber of the Coun­cil for Euro­pean Stud­ies, please con­tact us or see our signup form.


    The Coun­cil for Euro­pean Stud­ies (CES) was founded in 1970 with a grant from the Ford Foun­da­tion. First located at the Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh and later moved to Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity, its cur­rent insti­tu­tional host, the Coun­cil was orig­i­nally formed as a lim­ited con­sor­tium of west­ern Euro­pean Stud­ies pro­grams at eight major U.S. uni­ver­si­ties: Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia at Berke­ley, Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, Prince­ton Uni­ver­sity, Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin, and Yale University.Since then, the Council’s insti­tu­tional mem­ber­ship has grown sub­stan­tially. Approx­i­mately 100 uni­ver­si­ties, col­leges, and insti­tutes from around the world are mem­bers of our Aca­d­e­mic Con­sor­tium. The Coun­cil has also opened its mem­ber­ship rolls to indi­vid­u­als and now has over 1000 indi­vid­ual members.


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