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European Union Certificate Program

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Students who successfully complete 15 credits in courses dealing with the European Union as part of their EES program are qualified to receive a Certificate in European Union Studies. The Certificate is offered by the American Consortium of European Union Studies (ACES), a Washington-area consortium of institutions consisting of GW, Georgetown University, George Mason University, American University and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. With the advice of the Program Director, students may take courses on the European Union at any of these institutions and count them as part of their 40-credit EES program at the Elliott School. Only courses specifically designated by ACES as courses on the European Union will count toward the Certificate. Consult the Program Director or the ACES website for a listing of courses.

The following GW courses can be applied toward the certificate:

IAFF 6321 Cornerstone Colloquium: Europe and Eurasia

IAFF 6338 The European Union

IAFF 6338 Transatlantic Partnership in the 21st Century

IAFF 6338 Turkey's Place in Europe

IAFF 6339 EES Capstone **counts if students write their research paper on the European Union
IAFF 6505 European Union Foreign Policy

PSC 6360 Western European Politics

PSC 6361 Politics of European Integration

PSC 6364 Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe

PSC 6465 International Politics of Eastern Europe


The Birth of Heroes: A Biography of Milan Ratislav Štefánik
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Political Insults: How Politics Escalate Conflicts
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Islam in Eurasia: State Policies, Social Changes and Globalized Interactions
Monday and Tuesday, November 3-4, 2014

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