The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) was founded in 1969 at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences to promote the interdisciplinary understanding of European history, politics, economy and societies. Its mission is threefold:
- To foster the study of and innovative research on Europe among Harvard faculty as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
- To facilitate the training of new generations of scholars and experts in European studies.
- To serve as a forum for vibrant discussions on European history and contemporary affairs which nurture the exchange of ideas across disciplines, sectors, generations, and across the Atlantic.
The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) is the oldest university center devoted to the study of Europe in the United States. Its purview includes all European countries and the European Union. CES embodies the collective work of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars and affiliates from across the full spectrum of social science disciplines. The Center’s resources support and facilitate grants for student research, student internships, visiting scholars, and a number of programmatic activities.