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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


Reimagining Post-Soviet Central Asia: The role of the GCC and Articulating Geopolitical Identities through Capital Cities
Friday, November 21, 2014

Reporting from the Frontlines in Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014

Enclaves in the post-Communist Central Asia: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Political and Media Situation in Ukraine: A View from Inside
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kazakh Security Policy and its Postion as a Vanguard for East-West Co-Operation
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Film Screening: Days Gone By (O'tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni)
Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Curious Rise and Developent of Central Asian Nationalisms
Friday, December 12, 2014

From Empires of Faith to Nationalizations of Islam & the Globalization of Jihad in Central Asia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's policy-drivers in the Arctic.

Professor Eliot Sorel analyzes recent presidential elections in Romania.

Professor Marlene Laruelle's paper on Russia's policy towards Central Asia published in EUCAM.

Associate Director Cory Welt analyzes the current Georgian political climate in Foreign Policy.

Professor Hope Harrison will be participating in The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's event "25 Years after the Fall of the Wall – Personal Accounts" on November 12. More information can be found here.

Professor Hope Harrison authors an article in The Washington Post about five myths surrounding the Berlin Wall and another article in The Wilson Quarterly about German perspectives on the fall of the Wall. Read the articles here and here. In addition, a German-language article of hers devoted to the fall of the Wall recently appeared in the Berlin Tagesspiegel, and she was recently filmed in a video created by the US Embassy in Germany where she explains the building and fall of the Berlin Wall.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times about Ukraine's recent elections.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on the Kremlin's international propaganda practices.

Recent Mumbai water conference covered by the Times of India.

Participants in a recent conference Central Asia Program speakers quoted by Al Jazeera on Uyghur affairs.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on Russian nationalism and Eastern Ukraine.

Associate Director Cory Welt was interviewed on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Russia, and U.S. policy. Read the transcripts here and here.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.

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