Year of Challenging Europe (2022-2023)



After careful consultation with our affiliated faculty, the European Studies Center has announced its organizing theme for the 2022-2023 academic year: CHALLENGING EUROPE.  The theme will inform the Center’s slate of visitors, symposia, conferences, videoconferences, and pop-up courses for the year and we welcome collaborations with affiliated faculty and departments across campus.

ESC Affiliated Faculty were invited to attend focus groups in December and January. Discussion during those sessions generated ideas for topics, which were then sent out to the entire list of 160 affiliated faculty for their vote. We received responses from over half, with the majority preference for “Challenging Europe.” Thanks to all who took the time to give feedback.  If you are not currently an ESC affiliated faculty member, but wish to be, please let us know.


Funding for the ESC’s “Year of” initiatives are provided with co-funding from the Erasmus + Programme of the European Commission through Pitt’s Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence Grant.