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 (or German Academic Exchange Service, whose primary funding comes from the German Federal Foreign Office) has been in existence since 1928. This current cycle, years 2022 and 2023, marks twenty-five successive years of the Wisconsin-DAAD interdisciplinary partnership on German and European Studies in a global context.

The basic mission of CGES is to develop the next generation of scholars and the production of new knowledge relating to Germany and Europe. CGES supports research, teaching, and outreach in a broad range of fields and disciplines, renewed for each funding cycle as global politics, society, and economics change. The Center promotes themes covering contemporary Germany and Europe from transatlantic and often global perspectives, involving faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars from around the world.



Michael Georg Link Visits UW Campus

The Center for German & European Studies Marks its Twenty-Fifth Year

European Studies Hosts European Parliamentary Delegation on Foreign Affairs

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