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The European Union Studies Center’s February Newsletter

Upcoming Events


February 23 – “One Year Later: Russia’s War in Ukraine, Germany’s Policy Pivot, and Implications for Transatlantic Relations“. A talk with Metin Hakverdi, a Social Democrat member of the German Bundestag. Register via zoom or attend in person in the ARC Seminar Room, room 5318, at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

February 24 – “Biography and history of Alexander Weissberg-Cybulski (1901-1964)“. Irena Grudzinska Gross, Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Science, presents new research for feedback. Register via Zoom

February 24 – “Reflecting on the War in Ukraine” with Oksana Kis, Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in discussion with Olena Nikolayenko, Fordham University, and Karyn Grossman Gershon, Project Kesheer. In person in room C201 at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and online via Zoom.

March 1 – “Russia’s War on Ukraine: One Year Later.” Panel discussion with Professors Elissa Bemporad, Julie George, Igor Kuskovsky and Thomas Ort, Queens College, CUNY. Register via Zoom

March 10 – “Ukrainian leftist press and World War, 1917-1918“.  Johannes Remy, Wilfrid Laurier University, presents new research for feedback. Register via zoom

March 16 – “(EN)Gendring the Italian Academy: Women, Performance, and the Libertine’s Dilemma” a talk with Sarah Gwyneth Ross, a Professor of History at Boston College. RSVP to attend in person at the Graduate Center.

April 21 – “The Paradoxes of the Czechoslovak Sokol Association after the First World War” John Paul Newman, Associate Professor at Maynooth University, presents new research for feedback. Register via zoom



Scholarships and Grants

The Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies awards $ 10,000 to the author of the best book in European studies that transcends a focus on any one country, state, or people to stimulate new ways of thinking about contemporary Europe as a whole. Apply by February 15

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies seeks grant proposals for research or projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationships between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria). Apply by March 1

The European University Institute offers several scholarships and fellowships with various deadlines, including the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship for established academics to be based at EUI. Apply by March 30

McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends allow American and German young professionals from all sectors to research and assess the most pressing topics on the transatlantic agenda while engaging with their counterparts oversea. Apply by April 1 

The Dr. Richard M. Hunt Fellowship to support American academics whose research contributes focuses on contemporary German society and the political, cultural, and social history of Germany. Apply by April 1 

The Henri Rieben Scholarship offers a stipend and travel expenses for doctoral researchers from all over the world  to stay at the Jean Monnet Foundation in Lausanne, Switzerland for 1-3 months. Apply by April 16

The Eisenhower Defense Fellowships for scholars, academics, and researchers from NATO ally states to be based at the NATO Defense College in Roma, Italy. Apply after March 31

The Herb and Mayne Frank Scholarship for graduate students and recent graduates in political science and history who study the working of democracy, especially through European integration and transatlantic and federalist institutions. Apply on a rolling basis.


Also refer to this database of DAAD-funded fellowships and scholarships as well as this list of 20 research fellowships in Europe.


Know of a Ukrainian scholar who needs support? ASEEES has compiled this list of resources for Ukrainian scholars.


Recorded talks

A panel discussion on Cultivating Food Security in Ukraine: A Local and Global Perspective, where experts about the impact of war in Ukraine on agro-food systems

A book talk, Crossing the Bridges: From Lvov Across the Steppes to Asia to London’s Doodlebugs, One Woman’s Wartime Odyssey, with author Eva Hoffman Jedruch

Klaus Welle, President of the European Parliament, discussed Ukraine, Europe and the Return of Geopolitics


International Horizons, a podcast hosted by Professor John Torpey, includes episodes on: 


Continental issues

Where is the Left? The rise and decline of social democratic movements, with David Abrahams, Professor Emeritus of law at the University of Miami

The role of Europe in the changing world order, with Sigmar Gabriel, former Foreign Minister of Germany

Authoritarianism in Hungary and Poland, with Edit Zgut-Przybylska, Institute for Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences

LGBTIQ rights in Europe and around the world, with Adrian Coman, human rights activist

A comparative look European football and US soccer with Andrei Markowitz, University of Michigan

What populism really is with Jan-Werner Müller, Princeton University

The cultural and political significance of the Eurovision Song Contest, with Dean Vuletic, University of Vienna

Technopopulism in European party politics, with Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, City College


War in Ukraine

Closer to a standstill on Ukraine with Roman Popadiuk, Graduate Center PhD and the US’ first Ambassador to Ukraine

Public opinion and negotiated peace to end the war in Ukraine with Marcus Stanley, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine with Julie George, Queens College/Grad Center

The Polish response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis with Rand Richards Cooper, journalist


Country-specific topics


Britain at a transitional moment with Adrian Favell, University of Leeds

Fascist legacies in the Italian elections with Andrea Mammone, Sapienza University

Propaganda, protest and repression in Russia with Anna Zhelnina, Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Research

How Orban won a 4th term in Hungary with David Jancsics, San Diego State University

What the recent Czech elections mean for populism in Europe with Petra Guasti, Charles University, Prague


Subscribe to International Horizons on the New Books NetworkApple podcasts or Spotify.


The EU Studies Center’s programming has been supported by the Otto and Fran Walter Foundation. Send questions about or items to include in this newsletter to Merrill Sovner, Assistant Director, at