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The George Washington University is a member of the The American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES), along with four other national-capital area universities: American University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, and Johns Hopkins University. The purpose of ACES is to improve understanding of the European Union and US-EU relations throughout the Washington, DC-Northern Virginia-Baltimore region. ACES has been recognized by the European Commission as a European Union Center of Excellence in the United States.

ACES Grants

The American Consortium on European Union Studies (ACES) awards research seed grants and working paper grants in order to support theory- and policy-oriented research with an emphasis on the European Union, its member states, US-EU transatlantic relations, and other contemporary EU-related issues.

ACES' multidisciplinary focus encourages analysis and policy dialogue on these topics in a variety of fields, including political science, economics, business, finance, law, science and technology, public health, and others.


Hydrocarbons, Governance, and Social Accountability in the Caspian Basin and Beyond
Monday, October 20, 2014

A Missed Opportunity? U.S. Public Diplomacy towards Czechoslovakia, 1945-1953
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Europe's Southern Periphery
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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

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

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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.

Dr. Eliot Sorel will co-chair the WPA 2015 Bucharest International Congress on innovation in primary care mental health.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments about the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in GW Today.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article about Russian nationalists fighting in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the situation in Ukraine.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors article on Russia's foreign energy policy.

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