April 8, 2017


Join us for this year's EuroFest on Saturday, April 8!

'Conversations On Europe' Videoconferences


The 2016-17 installment of "virtual roundtables" will be exploring the political, cultrual, and social forces at play in a changing and challenged Europe. This year, we will also offer two Conversations conducted entirely in a language of Europe other than English.

New Programs

New Programs

Learn more about the Transatlantic Studies Certificate and the Related Concentration in Europe and Eurasian Studies

Virtual Briefing: The Transatlantic Relationship After the First 100 Days

April 3, 2017

Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Faculty Research Workshop


Marriage Equality in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

March 30-April 1, 2017 

The European Studies Center & Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence are constituent units of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), identified by the United States Council on Learning as one of the exemplary international studies programs in the United States. The ESC has responsibility for coordinating and developing scholarship, teaching, and community events related to Europe. The Centers do so in cooperation with academic departments, schools, and research units throughout the University. The Centers support development of new courses, sponsor lectures, symposia, and conferences with international participants, offer faculty and graduate student grants, and provide an intellectual community for students and faculty studying all aspects of contemporary and historical Europe.

Understanding the hopes and problems of the Europe and the European Union in the twenty-first century requires an awareness of the achievements and disasters that Europe has undergone in earlier centuries. It also requires an appreciation of how identities and cultures were established, how collective memory developed, and how history has shaped current political and economic issues in European Integration. Contemporary Europe can be best understood by exploring how history, culture, law, politics, and economics intersect. Two centers at the University of Pittsburgh, the EUROPEAN STUDIES CENTER and the JEAN MONNET EUROPEAN UNION CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE encourage such interdisciplinary thinking--forming the ESC/JMEUCE.