The mission of the Center for the Study of Europe is to promote understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, legal, economic, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; and through the laws and policies of 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

  • Getting Well in Europe and America: A Transatlantic Perspective (04.14.20)

    Join us on Tuesday, April 14, from 5:30 to 7 PM for a book talk and discussion with Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, and Scott Greer, Professor of Health Management and Policy, Global and Public Health, and Political Science... [ More ]

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  • The World after Coronavirus: A Pardee Center Video Series

    The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at the Pardee School of Global Studies has launched a new video series called “The World After Coronavirus,” (#WorldAfterCorona) exploring how the future will change after coronavirus. The series will engage leading experts and practitioners from Boston University and across... [ More ]

  • States Should Designate Grocery Workers as “Essential Personnel” Without Delay

    In a recent article in Truthout, CSE Visiting Researcher John Logan argues that states should designate grocery workers as “Essential Personnel” without delay. He argues: Grocery workers are essential workers on the front lines in the battle against coronavirus. Other states should follow the lead of Minnesota, Michigan and Vermont... [ More ]

  • The EU responds to the coronavirus: déjà vu all over again?

    In a recent op-ed in Social Europe, our founding director, Vivien Schmidt, addresses the European Union’s response to the coronavirus. She explains why, after a decade of harsh austerity programs, the EU must manifest real solidarity – muddling through will not do. 

  • Health and Politics at the Center for the Study of Europe

    In the fall of 2017, under the leadership of Prof. Cathie Jo Martin, the Center for the Study of Europe (CSE) began experimenting with a new model, namely, to offer a series of themed presentations each semester on matters of importance to Europe and to the United States. We began with the theme of discrimination against vulnerable populations... [ More ]

  • Brexit: What Now?

    The Center for the Study of Europe hosted a rich panel discussion on March 4, 2020, on the implications of Brexit on Europe and the world. The panel builds on a series of events that the Center has hosted over the last number of years to follow the developments and... [ More ]