Center for West European Studies

The Center for West European Studies was founded in 1994, and is one of eleven federally funded National Resource Centers for European or West European Studies in the United States. The Center's interdisciplinary programs work to advance its mission of enhancing the quality of teaching and research on West European politics, society, and culture through outreach to universities, business, the general public, and the K-14 community.
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A new perspective on the Cold War

March 12, 2018

Posted by: thormm

Harvard Kennedy Professor Arne Westad

The Cold War is best seen not merely as a rivalry between two superpowers, but situated within a century long development along two ideological poles, said Harvard Kennedy School Professor

Bringing Yazidi trauma to light

January 25, 2018

Posted by: dpal

Pinar Ulumaskan (second from right) with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and colleagues at HÁ Photo credit: Pinar Ulumaskan

Thanks to a Jackson-Fosdick Memorial Scholarship, Pinar Ulumaskan, a Jackson School student earning her doctorate in international studies, spent summer 2017 as an intern at HÁ, an organization based in

Summer at the State Department: refugees and more

January 23, 2018

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Alexander Kuehl at State Department, Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Alexander Kuehl

Thanks to a Leslianne Shedd Internship Scholarship in International Studies and Public Health, Alexander Kuehl, a second-year M.A. in International Studies student, spent summer 2017 interning at U.S. Department of

To Rome (and beyond), with Task Force

January 10, 2018

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Jackson School Task Force students visit the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, in the first few days of arrival. Photo taken Jan. 6, 2018

For 35 years this winter, undergraduate seniors who are international studies majors will work in teams to research current international issues, write a concise policy report, craft possible responses, and