University of Washington

The UW Center for West European Studies (CWES), founded in 1994, is one of eleven federally funded National Resource Centers for European or West European Studies in the US. Our mission is to enhance the quality of teaching and research on West European politics, society, and culture through outreach to universities, business, the general public, and the K-12 community.

The Center for West European Studies is awarded the Title VI grant for the seventh consecutive grant round

On September 26, 2014, the Center for West European Studies, along with seven other Title VI centers located within the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, were notified that they had been awarded multi-year federal grants from the United States Department of Education for the period 2014-2018 to promote global engagement and scholarship. This is the seventh consecutive grant round for which the Center for West European Studies has received federal funding for activities geared towards students, faculty, the K-14 community, business sector, community organizations and the general public. The renewed grant will support activities such as the teaching and study of foreign countries and languages, teacher training, lectures, conferences and partnership activities to support local entrepreneurs, trade officials and cultural events in the greater Seattle area.

To learn more about outreach activities supported by the grant, please contact Eva Dunn, Outreach Coordinator, at

Center for West European Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 543-1675 office
(206) 616-2462 fax