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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.


Youth in Kazakhstan: Societal Changes, Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, April 21, 9:00-6:30

Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Historiography
Monday, April 21, 4:00-5:00

Soviet and Russian Environmental Practices
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00

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Professor Marlene Laruelle co-authors policy brief on presidential successions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Ph.D. Student Lisel Hintz writes about Turkish democracy and the opposition in The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors article on Iran's role in Central Asia for Al Jazeera.

Visiting Scholar Agustin Rossi publishes article on internet privacy and the European Data Protection Directive.

Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

Associate Director Cory Welt interviewed on the Ed Schultz radio talk show on the conflict in Crimea.

Professor Laura Engel authors feature article on internationalizing schools in National Capital Language Resource Center's Newsletter.

Professor Laura Engel blogs about international large-scale assessments for Education Week.

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