The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for German and European Studies (CGES) is a joint effort of faculty representing various disciplines who pursue research and teaching interests in German and European Studies. The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) recently renewed our funding after nineteen years of success with interdisciplinary work on German and European Studies.

Devoted to the development of the next generation of scholars and the production of new knowledge relating to Germany and Europe, CGES continues to support research, teaching, and outreach in a broad range of fields and disciplines. The Center houses a series of themes which cover contemporary Germany and Europe from a transatlantic perspective, involving faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars.


Yearbook 2022 of the Centers for German and European Studies

The 52nd Wisconsin Workshop “Dis/Continuities: German Studies and Beyond” in honor of Marc Silberman

“Populists and the Pandemic: How Populists Around the World Responded to Covid-19″with addresses by Jan-Werner Müller and Pippa Norris

Language(s) of Politics – new book by Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism Director, Nils Ringe

Center for European Studies Director, Professor Mark Copelovitch, featured in recent episode of “New York Time’s The Argument.”

European Studies Hosts Author of “All the Frequent Troubles of our Days,” Rebecca Donner

Mildred Fish-Harnack Sculpture Dedication to Take Place September 15th

Professor Mark Copelovitch Named Director Center for European Studies

“Populists and the Pandemic:” Year-Long Lecture Series Culminates in 2022 Routledge Volume

Announcing Jean Monnet Chair Nils Ringe’s newest book!  “The European Union and Beyond: Multi-Level Governance, Institutions, and Policy-Making

Exhibition Transformation EAST. Lives in Transition: Virtual Commented Visit of the Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung’s Exhibition “Umbruch Ost”

Prof. Mark Copelovitch Authors New Book: Banks on the Brink

Author Tanja Dueckers: Spielzone Berlin

Professor Ulrike Guérot: The German Presidency of the EU at Mid-Point

Professor Francine Hirsch Launches Latest Book, Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal after World War II

Professor Giuliana Chamedes Granted Sol Z. and Gisela Imm Bloomenkranz Faculty Travel Award

History of the Carl Schurz Professorship, by 2020 Recipient Prof. Michael Kaeding