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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.

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News

Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES director, was quoted in the New York Times' review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's new film "Leviathan."

Professor Henry Hale was interviewed by CNN on Putin's popular support.

Professor Henry Hale appears as a guest on Scholar’s Circle, a syndicated radio talk show, to speak about Russia’s relations with the West.

Professor Peter Rollberg was interviewed by BuzzFeedNews about Johnson's Russia List, which is published through IERES. The article was reprinted by the Ukrainian service StopFake.org

Professor Robert Orttung co-authors article on increasing media censorship in Russia.

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 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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