About the Center

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies is dedicated to fostering the study of European history, politics, culture, and society at Harvard. Through our graduates, who go on to teach others about Europe and to many other roles in society, the Center sustains America's knowledge base about Europe, an important contribution to international understanding in difficult times.

The Center was founded as a catalyst to bring scholars and students together to talk and think about Europe. As such, it creates an intellectual community that is more than the sum of its parts. That community is open to everyone with interests in Europe.


  • Director's Message

  • Program Overview: Through its programming, CES offers a wide array of ideas, discussions, and perspectives on Europe. A rich assortment of topics draws audiences of scholars, students, and members of the public to hear leading voices from the worlds of academia, policy, and culture and to discover the latest scholarship on and from the region.

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  • Contact Us: A list of the first people to contact with any questions.