Here you will find recent news items, highlights of recent events at the Center for the Study of Europe, and announcements of selected upcoming events. For a complete list of upcoming events at the Center for the Study of Europe, please visit our Calendar, where you will also find listings of Europe-related events organized by other departments on campus, as well as a wide selection of off-campus events of possible interest. We add new events to the calendar throughout the semester, so check back frequently. Or, sign up for our Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay apprised of our ongoing activities.

News & Events

Yale Undergraduate Policy Competition – October 13th and 14th

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The Yale Undergraduate International Policy Competition (IPC) is a brand-new competition model combining the realism of a case-competition, the team-driven style of a Hackathon, and the international affairs content of Model United Nations. For undergraduate students excited for a chance to solve real-world problems with real-world solutions and have their presentations judged by experts in foreign policy, this is your show. During IPC, undergraduates will compete to provide the most realistic and effective policy solutions to... Read More

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

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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 the island of Ireland. With a track record of thirty years, The Institute has a proud history of meeting its clients’ academic, professional development and business enhancement needs. ... Read More

Call for Initiative on Cities Doctoral Research Fellowship Applicants

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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 reviews and help to manage and coordinate special projects. You will be joining the IOC as a member of our team, with a dedicated desk... Read More

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

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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 note that travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the selected participants. The applications are open until 16th May 2018, 12:00 CET More information can be found here

Internship opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington and Brussels

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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 months in the fall at their headquarters in Brussels. This application requires a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation... Read More

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

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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 these states tried to form domestic policies and governing institutions, the interests of their various populations were (and still are) often in conflict. Civil war... Read More

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

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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 modern history. Being in-country students will gain a better understanding of Cuba’s and Russia’s own perspectives on their histories and positions in the world today. Read More

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

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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 the countries of Central Europe and also by NATO and the European Union in the 21st century. It will focus specifically on cybersecurity, energy security, Read More

Diplomacy and International Relations at MGIMO Study Abroad (Moscow, Russia)

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Program Dates: Fall and spring semester Application Deadline: May 15 and Oct 15, 2018 Cost: From $9950 Includes: Tuition, dormitory accommodation, excursion program, Russian visa, insurance, airport transfers, transcript of studies. More information: This extraordinary program at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) is designed for upperclassmen interested in international relations, diplomacy, law, and/or economics. Study alongside Russia's future political and business leaders at Eurasia's leading institution for international studies. Enjoy an extensive range of fascinating courses in Russian and/or English and regular opportunities to attend talks... Read More

Menorca Field School in Archaeological Heritage Management Summer Study Abroad

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Boston University’s Menorca Field School in Archaeological Heritage Management is a five week, intensive introduction to the principles and practice of preserving the world’s cultural heritage. The program explores Menorca’s rich cultural and natural heritage within the context of global heritage protection. Students will study topics in heritage management through class lectures and study tours at archaeological, historical, and natural sites. Students will also receive training in skills including field survey, site mapping, and artifact... Read More

The Yleana Leadership Academy Paid Summer Internships

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The Yleana Leadership Academy is interested in recruiting both grads and undergrads for a transformative SAT summer camp which is part SAT boot camp, part higher order thinking skills development, part leadership academy, part on-campus college experience, and part traditional summer camp. We are looking for people who would be willing to work hard and have an amazing time creating a summer camp experience for kids. It's a ton of work but a LOT of... Read More

Delphi Academy of European Studies 2018 Free Seminar Program

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The Delphi Academy of European Studies, supported by the Region of Central Greece focuses on the diachronic and synchronic study of European history and culture and the ways in which Europe today responds to the multifaceted challenges of political, economic, and cultural globalization. The Academy offers two-week interdisciplinary, tuition free Seminars at the Centre’s facilities in Delphi. The Seminars, which are taught in English by world renowned scholars, are open mainly to graduate students/PhD candidates but also to qualified undergraduates. Read More

Tuebingen-Berlin International Summer School

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June 18th - July 14th, 2018 If you want to discover the diversity of Germany and broaden your knowledge about European politics, history and economy, this Summer School is just for you! For the first time the “Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University” (FUBiS) and the “International & European Studies” (IES) program of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tuebingen are offering a joint Summer School in 2018. You will spend two weeks in the beautiful... Read More

Applications for the summer 2018 Italia Innovation Programs are open

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1st Session: 4 June - 22 June 2nd Session: 25 June - 13 July Make your summer unforgettable with a fully-immersive learning experience in Italy: a unique entrepreneurial journey where international thought and business leaders mentor multidisciplinary teams of international students to inspire the innovation of Italian industries and its most iconic brands. Over the two sessions, 5 innovation programs are offered, each led by a distinguished Academic Director: - Artisanship at Scale led by Roy Green (former Dean of UTS Business School) - The Fate of... Read More

Event Highlights: Works in Progress Meeting – Ethnic Cleansing: the Term, the Practice

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On January 24th, Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies proudly continued our Works in Progress series with a talk by Vlado Petrović, Senior Researcher at BU’s Center for the Study of Europe and a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, and Visiting Professor at History and Legal Department of Central European University. Petrović unpacked the term “ethnic cleansing,” ranging from its origins to its use and its practice, Read More