The mission of the Center for the Study of Europe is to promote understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, economic, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; as well as through its recent emergence as a new kind of international form through the European Union (EU).  Operationally, the center provides a focal point and institutional support for the study of Europe across Boston University through coordination of teaching missions, support of research, community-building among faculty and students, and outreach beyond the University.

All Boston University faculty involved in the study of Europe through research or teaching, regardless of the school or college in which their appointments are based, are welcome to affiliate with the Center for the Study of Europe.

Boston University’s Center for the Study of Europe is a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and the Council for European Studies.

News, Events & Opportunities

  • Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe’s Dublin Office – Programmes

    Strategically based, The Leuven Institute draws on expertise from across Brussels, Benelux and the wider European Union to produce bespoke residential programmes and events, at its campus in the historic Irish College in Leuven, for higher education authorities, business organisations, commercial entities, the public sector and the voluntary community on... [ More ]

  • Call for Initiative on Cities Doctoral Research Fellowship Applicants

    The Initiative on Cities is seeking a talented BU doctoral student to assist with research activities in our office. You will be working directly with our staff and affiliated faculty to produce nontechnical reports and white papers for publication by the Initiative, support survey work with public officials, conduct literature... [ More ]

  • Call for Applications for Université de Genève PhD Summer School in Switzerland.

    This second edition of the Summer School will see the GEM-STONES Doctoral fellows, along with selected external PhD students, gather at the Global Studies Insitute of Université de Geneva for a week of lectures and PhD workshops focusing on "Institutional Proliferation and EU External Action" between 2nd - 6th July 2018. Please also... [ More ]

  • Internship opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington and Brussels

    The European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress (EPLO) is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of internships aimed at US graduates. Around four interns will be accepted in the Washington DC office from May 1st-July 31st, 2018, with an option to extend the internship for a further two... [ More ]

  • Policy and Conflict in the Post-Soviet Space Study Abroad (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Russia)

    Program Dates: Fall and spring semester Application Deadline: May 15 and November 15, 2018 Cost: From $12950 Includes: Tuition, home stay accommodation with half board, all internal travel, excursion program, Russian visa, insurance, airport transfers, transcript of studies issued by Stetson University. More information: As the Soviet Union crumbled, it left behind ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse successor states. As... [ More ]

  • The Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy Study Abroad (Havana, Cuba and St. Petersburg, Russia)

    Program Dates: May 26 - June 29, 2018 Application Deadline: March 1, 2018 Cost: $5695 Includes: Tuition, accommodation (home stay and full board in Havana, dorm in St. Petersburg), excursion program, Russian and Cuban visas, insurance, airport transfers, transcript of studies. More information: This program will explore two cultures that, for Americans, have been largely inaccessible and misunderstood throughout... [ More ]

  • Security Issues and Central Europe Study Abroad (Warsaw, Poland)

    Program Dates: May 28 - July 7, 2018 (internship option extends to August 4) Application Deadline: March 15, 2018 Cost: $3895 (one course/3 weeks); $6,495 (two courses/6 or 10 weeks) Includes: Tuition, hotel accommodation with breakfast, excursion program, one three-day trip per course, insurance, airport transfers, transcript of studies. This course offers a broad overview of the challenges faced by... [ More ]