European Studies Center

The European Studies Center (ESC) was established in 1984 and is charged with the university-wide responsibility of coordinating and developing scholarship and teaching related to Europe. The Center promotes the study of Europe at the University of Pittsburgh by developing new courses, lectures, symposia, and conferences with international participants. Center research foci include comparative public policy, social and intellectual history, multiculturalism in Europe, questions of identity, and Europe’s historical and contemporary role in the world.

Services Offered: 
Cultural Festivals
Guest Speakers
High School Student Events
Intensive Summer Language Study Opportunities
Pre-professional Workshops with High School Students and Staff
Professional Development Workshops
School Visits


Here is a sample of materials generated by the European Studies Center or as a result of programming in which they participated.

Bibliographies/Suggested Readings

Intended Audience:

A list of resources and websites for teaching young audiences about 1989 in Eastern Europe.

Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules

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This unit is designed to familiarize students with the structure and function of three European Union institutions and to require them to analyze the challenges facing the EU, especially since the Brexit referendum. Cindy McNulty participated in the Brussels Study Tour 2016. For more information about this program, please visit ...

Outreach at European Studies Center

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Samantha Moik
Engagement Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh
European Studies Center