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European Studies

The Max Kade Center for European Studies has a rich tradition of offering undergraduates major and minor options in the study of European affairs. The European Studies major (EUS) was designed for students who want to broaden their awareness of Europe and to prepare for international careers or advanced study.  In 2006, on its 25th anniversary as an academic unit, the Center for European Studies was renamed the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies and was expanded to include a central focus on the role of Germany within its European and transatlantic contexts with the aid of a major grant from the Max Kade Foundation in New York.


Danielle Beaujon has been awarded Highest Honors in History and The Dewey Grantham Award for best Honors Thesis in the History Department. Danielle is a Spring 2015 graduate with a double major in History and in Interdisciplinary European Studies.
Elenora Pertz has been named Founders' Medalist for the Blair School of Music. Elenora is a Spring 2015 graduate with a double major in Piano Performance and in Interdisciplinary European Studies.

LEF Summer School 2015 on Fraternity - Antwerp, Belgium LEF Summer School Antwerp 2015

Three EUS students participated in the International Summer School on Equality in Utrecht in July 2014. This was the second in a series of three summer schools on the themes of the French Revolution (liberty, equality, fraternity). This project is a joint initiative of the Utrecht Network, coordinated by Utrecht University in Utrecht, The Netherlands, under project coordinator Gerrit Dielissen, a former visiting professor at the Max Kade Center. The summer school is multinational and interdisciplinary in character. It consists of interactive lectures, student-led workshops, study visits, and dialogues with local actors. The school offers tuition, accommodation and full board, course materials and excursions. For more information about the program, including the 2015 summer school on Fraternity, watch this site EUS students are encouraged to apply! Read about Sahil Thiruvengadam's experience here .







photo The Max Kade Center is an institutional member of the Council for European Studies.

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, LEF International Summer School in Antwerp, Belgium - July 5-11, 2015. 2015 Theme: Fraternity. Click here for additional information.

 Spring 2015 Events - March

Friday, March 27
"The Fisk Jubilee Singers on a Nineteenth Century European Tour"
Kira Thurman, University of Akron
4:10 p.m. Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
Thursday, March 31
"Disability and Able-bodiedness in Grimm's Fairy Tales"
Ann Schmiesing, University of Colorado
4:10 pm Furman 114