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The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence

The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) is pleased to announce our arrival at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and wishes to thank Dean Hill of the Korbel School and DU Provost Gregg Kvistad for facilitating this exciting move.

CEUCE is proud to announce that as of August 2015 it has been awarded two prestigious grants: The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence award from the European Union (EU) Commission and a two-year grant, ‘Getting to Know Europe’, from the EU Delegation (Diplomatic Mission) to the United States in Washington DC. Those grants will allow us to continue with CEUCE’s vocation, established at CU Boulder between 2007 and 2014 in sponsoring research, teaching, outreach and public diplomacy related to the EU.

The Academic Directors of CEUCE at Denver University are Professors Martin Rhodes and Rachel Epstein. Both have many years of experience and research expertise in EU affairs and comparative European politics and political economy. Felicia Naranjo Martinez, the Executive Director of CEUCE, has been with CEUCE since 2008 and brings with her, to CEUCE at DU, her many years of experience in development and network building around CEUCE in the Mountain West region and beyond.

CEUCE’s mission is to foster institutional and people-to-people links between the Mountain West region of the United States and the European Union. With its interdisciplinary focus, CEUCE promotes research excellence, enhances undergraduate and graduate education, engages in extensive direct outreach, and fosters the emergence of new public-private-academic relationship toward making the University of Denver a crossroads between ourselves and the EU.

CEUCE is pleased to announce that our Academic Co-Director, Professor Martin Rhodes has been awarded the prestigious John Evans Professorship.  Established in 1990, the Evans Professorship is the highest award bestowed upon a faculty member by the University of Denver.  Evans Professors have attained international distinction for outstanding research or other creative, scholarly achievement that has significantly affected their field. Join us in congratulating Professor Rhodes on this significant achievement.

Upcoming Events
CEUCE speaker series

CEUCE will host and partner with organizations and schools across the DU campus and at institutions of higher education within our Mountain West Network, and sister Jean Monnet Centers of Excellence across the nation. Our sponsored events range from Research Conferences such as the Euro-skeptic and Extremist Parties in an Age of Austerity, to Mountain West Working Seminars at the University of Wyoming and Arizona. We are planning several EU Speaker series with partner organizations.

As details become available, you will find them listed under the events tab of this website. We invite your participation in all events open to the public and look forward to bringing the EU into your realm of knowledge. 

European Affairs Student Forum

CEUCE is pleased to collaborate with the European Affairs Student Forum at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The student group's mission is to promote learning and active involvement in European Affairs in the realms of politics, culture, and current events. They offer educational opportunities by organizing wide-ranging, diverse events and activities for students who are passionate about European studies, and to lobby for Europe-related curriculum at Korbel.

For more information and to stay up to date with the group's events, please visit their Facebook page.

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