CES enhances global learning

 Undergraduate students wishing to deepen their understanding of the issues and events shaping Europe enroll in the EURO major, the only program of its kind in North Carolina.

To learn all the details, visit our EURO section


The TAM program trains graduate students pursuing international careers in administration, diplomacy, business, policy-making, consulting, teaching, and research. Students divide their studies between UNC-CH and one of 10 partner sites in Europe.

To learn all the details, visit our TAM section

CES advances research

As part of our mission to advance scholarship on contemporary European studies, CES supports working groups that foster both faculty research and graduate student mentoring in the profession. Every working group we fund has graduate student involvement and includes non-UNC members.

Our EU in Comparative Context working group, led by Political Science professors Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, and Mike McKeown, is part of a larger project on the causes and consequences of multilevel governance. We hosted the group’s conference, Design of International Institutions, in April 2013.

Read more about CES working groups

Read more about CES conferences and workshops

CES reaches the community

WV Seminar

In March 2013 CES collaborated with World View to organize and sponsor a seminar for K-14 educators focusing on the theme Europe in Crisis? Dispelling Myths About the EU. UNC faculty and experts from the Triangle area led sessions on the politics, history, and the economies of Europe. More than 120 teachers attended, more than 20 of whom participated in a summer study program to the Balkans.

Read about K-14 outreach initiatives in our Teaching Europe section


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Three-day conference to explore the European economic and political crisis

Sept 18-20 | University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC-CH
A Global Perspective on the European Crisis” is a Chapel Hill conference organized into two keynote speeches, five panels, and a concluding round-table discussion. The first keynote presentation will consider Europe’s problems in the light of collective action theory. The second will discuss whether Europe is becoming an economically and politically destabilizing factor. Scholars will speak to a range of issues, always with an eye on positioning discussion of Europe’s economic and political situation in the context of relations to non-European nations and to international […]

Vacancy Announcement: CES Executive Director

The Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Center Executive Director, employment beginning on October 15, 2014. The Center is composed of a Title VI National Resource Center, a European Union Center of Excellence, and the TransAtlantic Masters program. The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer for these programs and is responsible for writing Center grants and administering Center programs. Teaching in the TransAtlantic Masters program is an […]

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UNC Associate Professor of Political Science Rahsaan Maxwell, Aug. 29, 2014

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