The Center for the Study of Europe and the World (CSEW) aims to promote research, reflection and policy analysis on a series of EU and transatlantic relations issues.
Co-directors Rachel Epstein’s and Martin Rhodes’ expertise cover a wide range of topics, from comparative politics and comparative political economy to international relations. Particular areas of exploration include:
- The political and economic impact of the financial crisis, with special attention to the crisis of the Eurozone
- The causes of globalization, especially financial globalization, and its consequences for national economic organization, both in Europe and beyond
- Comparative economic regionalization (in enlarged Europe and the Americas) and its wider social and political ramifications
- Comparative analysis of welfare states and labor markets after the financial crisis (including in the United States)
- Europe’s emergence as a semi-unified entity and its external relations with other global actors
Center News and Highlights
CSEW will host two speakers on May 6 and 7, 2013: Darius Ornston of University of Georgia (5/6) and Wolfgang Wessels of University of Cologne (5/7). See our upcoming speakers page for more information.
Read two pieces by Rachel Epstein on the Eurozone crisis. How a banking union could save the Euro in U.S. News and World Report and 8 reasons Americans should care about the crisis in the Huffington Post.
On April 27, 2012, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin presented a lecture on April 27, 2012 at the University. Learn more.
In January 2012, CSEW kicked off a three-year collaboration with the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE), based at University of Colorado Boulder. There will be a number of conferences and a speaker series in 2012-2014. Our launch events on January 26 and 27 featured Ambassador John Kornblum, a former U.S. diplomat who has been at the center of some of the most significant international developments of recent decades, including negotiations for the post-Cold War security framework for Europe.