Council for European Studies

Arc de Triomphe at night

The mission of the Duke University Council for European Studies (CES) is to initiate and promote interdisciplinary study, debate and discussion about Europe. Recognizing that Europe faces rapid cultural, demographic and political changes that have global ramifications, the CES is dedicated to charting Europe’s transformation historically and culturally and making its significance clear to both academics and the broader public.

The CES collaborates closely with numerous universities and academic institutions at the regional, national and international level. More than 125 affiliated faculty across the humanities, social sciences and professional schools at Duke are involved in its activities, and many more in collaborating institutions. The CES hosts several conferences each year, and holds numerous events and seminars at the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies. It also cosponsors events and seminar series throughout the Triangle and North Carolina. The CES is also home to the Society of Fellows, runs a graduate certificate program, and coordinates an exchange program with the University of Vienna.

If you would like to join our mailing list and learn more about our upcoming events, please e-mail Deirdre White.

For more information on the Council for European Studies, please watch the CES Mission Video below.


Council for European Studies 
John Hope Franklin Center
2204 Erwin Road, Box 90404
Durham, NC 27708
Deirdre White