BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES)

BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES) The BMW Center for German and European Studies (cges.georgetown.edu) is part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Learning Goals of the MAGES (Master of Arts in German and European Studies) Program At the conclusion of their two-year MAGES program of study, students will have acquired broad knowledge of Europe and Germany drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives and their methodologies. They will have an appreciation and mastery of interdisciplinary analysis of European affairs, which entails among other things a capacity to interpret and apply theory within and across disciplines and to draw connections among discrete elements of a problem. MAGES graduates will have the ability to integrate academic and practical knowledge, and to demonstrate expertise in a self-defined area of European affairs. During their program of study, students will acquire valuable skills in oral communication, critical writing, and original (including collaborative) research, and improve their mastery of two European languages. Taken together, their newly acquired proficiencies enable our students to be informed participants in the transatlantic dialogue.
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In this week’s Faculty Spotlight, we are happy to introduce our newest Adjunct Professor, Joyce Marie Mushaben! .What do...
08/26/2020

In this week’s Faculty Spotlight, we are happy to introduce our newest Adjunct Professor, Joyce Marie Mushaben!
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What do you teach at MAGES? “Women on the Move: Gender and Migration in Europe”
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What do you love about MAGES?
“ I am just starting as a faculty member, but I’m very excited to get to know everyone.”
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What's your favorite European city? “Berlin, followed by Prague, then Cordoba.”
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What's your favorite DC spot? “Eating soft-shell crab, wherever they serve it!” 🦀
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How are you staying entertained during the pandemic?
“I am writing a new book on The Dialectical Identity of Eastern Germans, in between writing about Ursula von der Leyen as the EU's first female President of the Commission, following her years as Germany's first female Defense Minister.” 📝
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What TV show are you hooked on now?
“Ms. Fisher's Murder Mysteries”

First day of classes, and welcome to the Class of 2022!📚 Even though this semester looks different compared to others, t...
08/26/2020

First day of classes, and welcome to the Class of 2022!📚 Even though this semester looks different compared to others, the CGES faculty, staff, and alumni are here to offer any help. We all miss you and hope you are staying healthy and safe ❤️🇺🇸🇪🇺

Tune in tomorrow for Episode 1 of Season 3 of The Europe Desk! We have a great line up of speakers for you this season a...
08/24/2020

Tune in tomorrow for Episode 1 of Season 3 of The Europe Desk! We have a great line up of speakers for you this season and hope you enjoy it! Subscribe now, so you don't miss it! https://apple.co/3g95YJQ Listen, rate, subscribe!🇪🇺🎙

This week’s faculty spotlight is showcasing CGES’ Adjunct Professor, Spencer P. Boyer! 📚🌏.What do you teach at MAGES? “T...
08/19/2020

This week’s faculty spotlight is showcasing CGES’ Adjunct Professor, Spencer P. Boyer! 📚🌏
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What do you teach at MAGES? “Transatlantic Public Diplomacy and Russian Influence in Europe”
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What do you love about MAGES?
“The people and culture”
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What's your favorite European city?
“Paris”
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What's your favorite DC spot?
“Bistro du Coin”
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How are you staying entertained during the pandemic?
“I’m busier than I’ve ever been in my life with my work and child care. Never bored!”
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What TV show are you hooked on now?
“The original Star Trek (1966-1969)” 💫

#sfsgeorgetown #cgesconqueringcovid #hoyasaxa #georgetown

This week’s faculty spotlight is showcasing CGES’ Adjunct Professor, Spencer P. Boyer! 📚🌏.What do you teach at MAGES? “T...
08/19/2020

This week’s faculty spotlight is showcasing CGES’ Adjunct Professor, Spencer P. Boyer! 📚🌏
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What do you teach at MAGES? “Transatlantic Public Diplomacy and Russian Influence in Europe”
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What do you love about MAGES? “The people and culture”
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What's your favorite European city? “Paris”
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What's your favorite DC spot? “Bistro du Coin”
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How are you staying entertained during the pandemic?
“I’m busier than I’ve ever been in my life with my work and child care. Never bored!”
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What TV show are you hooked on now?
“The original Star Trek (1966-1969)” 💫

#sfsgeorgetown #cgesconqueringcovid #hoyasaxa #georgetown

Today’s faculty spotlight features Professor Anna von der Goltz! 📚🍎.What do you teach at MAGES? “History.”.What do you l...
08/12/2020

Today’s faculty spotlight features Professor Anna von der Goltz! 📚🍎
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What do you teach at MAGES? “History.”
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What do you love about MAGES?
“The community and teaching my core class.”
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What’s your favorite European city?
“It's too difficult to choose between London and Berlin.”
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What's your favorite DC spot?
“The Hirschhorn.”
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How are you staying entertained during the pandemic?
“Looking for frogs and snakes in Rock Creek Park.”
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What TV show are you hooked on now?
Mrs. America.”🇺🇸

Have a great weekend everyone! ☀️#hoyasaxa #sfs #sfsgeorgetown
08/07/2020

Have a great weekend everyone! ☀️
#hoyasaxa #sfs #sfsgeorgetown

This week’s faculty spotlight is on Professor Jeffrey Anderson! 📚🇪🇺.What do you teach at MAGES?“Politics in Europe and t...
08/05/2020

This week’s faculty spotlight is on Professor Jeffrey Anderson! 📚🇪🇺
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What do you teach at MAGES?
“Politics in Europe and the European Union”
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What do you love about MAGES?
“The sense of community among students, faculty, and staff.”
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What’s your favorite European city?
“Berlin”
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What’s your favorite DC spot?
“The Lincoln Memorial/Reflecting Pool”
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How are you staying entertained during the pandemic?
“Reading science fiction”
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What TV show are you hooked on now?
“Ozark”

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08/04/2020
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Get to know our faculty in our weekly faculty spotlight! This week is Professor Abraham Newman 📚 Be sure to check out hi...
07/29/2020

Get to know our faculty in our weekly faculty spotlight! This week is Professor Abraham Newman 📚 Be sure to check out his latest article on Lawfare: https://bit.ly/2CR6or3, as well as his latest book “Of Privacy and Power”. You can purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/2P8l1bY
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What do you teach at MAGES?
“European & International Relations”
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What do you love about MAGES?
“The community”
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What’s your favorite European city?
“Amsterdam”
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What’s your favorite DC spot?
“The cherry blossoms 🌸”
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How are you staying entertained during the pandemic?
“Bad TV and baking”
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What TV show are you hooked on right now?
“The Politician”

07/28/2020

In the final episode of our summer mini-series, we talked to Dr. Maria Sobolewska & Dr. Robert Ford, professors of political science at the University of Manchester about their forthcoming book Brexitland: Identity, Diversity and the Reshaping of British Politics. In "Brexitland," Professors Sobolewska & Ford demonstrate how long-term demographic and social changes have transformed British politics and created new electoral divides over identity, diversity, and immigration. In our episode, we talked about these new electoral divides; what role Britain's imperial history has played in contributing to them; why these electoral divides have not emerged equally across the UK; and what parallels we can see between the election of Trump in the US and Brexit in the UK. Finally, we also talked about how their research helps us understand recent anti-racist and Black Lives Matter protests in the UK.

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07/22/2020

Get to know the CGES faculty! Each Wednesday, we will be featuring a new faculty member on our Instagram @georgetowncges and page. Stay tuned! 🇺🇸🇪🇺
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#georgetownuniversity #sfsgeorgetown #cgesconqueringcovid

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07/21/2020
This Is What the Future of Globalization Will Look Like

What will the future of globalization look like? 🤔🌎To find out, check out Professor Abraham Newman's latest article with Foreign Policy!

The pandemic proved, once and for all, that the world can’t be flat. But global trade can recover—if we rewrite the rules.

Happy Bastille Day! Please join our friends at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC to celebrate virtually!https://fr...
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Fête nationale du 14 juillet - Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day! Please join our friends at the Embassy of France in Washington, DC to celebrate virtually!
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Chers amis, Dear friends, Alors que les conditions sanitaires actuelles ne permettent pas de rassemblement et de célébration de la fête nationale française, l'ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis et ses dix consulats généraux ont décidé de lancer une initiative digitale pour une célébration ...

Last Thursday the incoming MAGI (’22) convened for coffee and conversation with (fmr.) Ambassador Barbara Bodine to disc...
07/13/2020

Last Thursday the incoming MAGI (’22) convened for coffee and conversation with (fmr.) Ambassador Barbara Bodine to discuss life in the foreign service, diplomatic studies at Georgetown, and the strengthening of a modern democratic society. This was the second in a series of coffee chats organized by CGES to get students revved up for the semester. ☕️ 🇪🇺🇺🇸 #TogetherApart #ISD #hoyasaxa #cgesconqueringcovid

07/09/2020

Georgetown University
Office of the President

July 8, 2020

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community:

As a global institution, Georgetown welcomes and supports students from across the world. Our international students are integral members of our University community, who have earned their place at Georgetown and who make vital contributions to the Academy and our world.

On July 6, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued guidance for the Fall semester that limits the ability of international students in the United States on F-1 visas to participate in virtual modes of course delivery during this health crisis. This new rule rescinds guidance issued in the Spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged in the United States, which had provided important flexibility to ensure the continuity of educational programs for our international students during a global pandemic.

Our University strongly opposes this reckless action. It creates new and unnecessary barriers for international students and puts their health, stability, and academic progress at risk if they are unable to participate in classes in-person. The new requirements fail to recognize the invaluable contributions of our international students within our community and the impacts of this abrupt change during an ongoing pandemic.

We are working on a number of fronts to limit, and if possible prevent, the negative impact of this rule on our international students.

We are joining a number of colleges and universities in submitting an amicus brief in federal court opposing this new, damaging guidance. Over many years we have participated in legal challenges to immigration policies that negatively affect our community, including cases challenging the 2017 “Travel Ban” executive order on predominantly Muslim countries, the Department of Homeland Security's 2019 immigration policy on “unlawful presence,” and the Administration’s revocation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Our Office of Federal Relations is also deeply engaged with partners across higher education, and with members of our community, to advocate on behalf of our University on issues impacting our international students.

At the same time, we are engaging with our faculty and academic staff in our undergraduate schools, our Graduate School, and our Medical and Law campuses, each of which has implemented hybrid-flexible approaches, to try to include sufficient in-person components in Fall programs to satisfy visa requirements for international students, even if the new guidance stands. We are working through the implications for our School of Continuing Studies, which has planned for a fully-virtual learning environment.

Our Office of Global Services (OGS), and colleagues across the University, will continue their work to respond to the individual circumstances that many of our international students face at this time. OGS is working with Academic leaders to host Town Hall meetings with undergraduate and graduate students and their families in the coming days. I wish to express my deep appreciation to our colleagues who have been working tirelessly to navigate this challenging moment in support of our students.

For more than two centuries, our identity as a Catholic and Jesuit institution has called us to engage the world, to build bridges, and to contribute to the work of the common good. It has never been more urgent or more important for us to sustain and advance the global character of our University, and we will work to uphold and honor that responsibility today.

Sincerely,

John J. DeGioia

Check out Professor Katrin Sieg's article on SFS's mobilization of global anti-racism movements page, "Confronting Colon...
06/15/2020
SFS On Topic: SFS Community Engages With Global Anti-Racism Movements - SFS - School of Foreign Service - Georgetown University

Check out Professor Katrin Sieg's article on SFS's mobilization of global anti-racism movements page, "Confronting Colonial & Slavery Legacies in Europe." She explores how European Black Lives Matter protesters called out racism in their own countries, as well as in the U.S., and targeted powerful symbols of the continent's colonial and slave-trading legacies.

SFS community members join protests, take action from home and contribute their expertise on the anti-racism movements sweeping the world.

"Let me begin by saying that I hope you are all doing well during this challenging time. As my city slowly loosens the M...
06/03/2020

"Let me begin by saying that I hope you are all doing well during this challenging time. As my city slowly loosens the Mayor’s Stay-at-Home order to lower the COVID-19 infection rate, we face another deadly, nationwide pandemic, the ongoing violence against African Americans. At the BMW Center and at Georgetown University, we condemn the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. We grieve these victims of racist violence and affirm our support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Our country was founded on enslavement and indigenous genocide, and white Americans, who profit to this day, must take responsibility for repairing the racial divisions and injustices. Georgetown University has struggled for several years now with the question of how to make reparations for enslaving people. I invite you to read the letter by President DeGioia, “Confronting Racism,” in which he reflects on what we as a community of learning can contribute to the task of unlearning racism. As our country embarks on the task of rebuilding the economy, this is our opportunity to not go back to normal, but do our part in building a just and equitable world." -Katrin Sieg, Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies

Could COVID-19 be the end of globalization? 🌎🦠Be sure to check out Professor Abraham Newman's interview with Deutsche We...
05/19/2020
Coronavirus and the end of globalization? | DW | 18.05.2020

Could COVID-19 be the end of globalization? 🌎🦠Be sure to check out Professor Abraham Newman's interview with Deutsche Welle to learn more! 🎙

Could the coronavirus spell the end of globalization? Will we find our way back to normality - and if so, which one? We ask political scientists and economists how they think the world will look after COVID-19, and we got some very different answers.

Congratulations to the MAGES Class of 2020! 🎉🎓 We may not have been able to celebrate in person, but we sure know how to...
05/16/2020

Congratulations to the MAGES Class of 2020! 🎉🎓 We may not have been able to celebrate in person, but we sure know how to throw a classy zoom party! We are incredibly proud of you and all that you have accomplished from your first day of orientation to now. We can't wait to hear what your next adventures will be! 🇪🇺🇺🇸 #magesfortheages #cgesconqueringcovid #Hoyas2020

Congratulations to Elizabeth Johnson, MAGES ‘13, on her improvised nuptials this past April! 👰🏼💐 What a wonderful remind...
05/12/2020
Perspective | Canceling our well-planned wedding seemed like a nightmare. But it turned into something beautiful.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Johnson, MAGES ‘13, on her improvised nuptials this past April! 👰🏼💐 What a wonderful reminder of what’s really important during these times. Check out her article in the Washington Post!

#cgesconqueringcovid

https://wapo.st/3dFDDtS

Seeing our guests dressed fancy while sitting in their living rooms and celebrating with champagne brought us a joy we never would have imagined.

Congratulations to Alistair Somerville, MAGES ‘20, for being featured in the SFS’ end-of-year Student Profiles! 🎓 Take a...
05/08/2020
Alistair Somerville (MAGES’20) Credits Georgetown With Fueling His Interest in Policy and Media - SFS - School of Foreign Service - Georgetown University

Congratulations to Alistair Somerville, MAGES ‘20, for being featured in the SFS’ end-of-year Student Profiles! 🎓 Take a look!

https://sfs.georgetown.edu/alistair-somerville-mages20-credits-georgetown-with-fueling-his-interest-for-policy-and-media/

The international student will start a new role with Georgetown's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in June.

According to Grad Reports, Georgetown University was ranked #1 for Best Master’s in International Relations Degrees in 2...
05/08/2020

According to Grad Reports, Georgetown University was ranked #1 for Best Master’s in International Relations Degrees in 2020! 🥇Check out the rankings here: https://bit.ly/3cbYKUm

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 for their amazing work on their capstone presentations.🎉🎓 Even in a virtual setting...
05/01/2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 for their amazing work on their capstone presentations.🎉🎓 Even in a virtual setting, MAGES has each other's back in support. CGES is so proud of your hard work and accomplishments! #cgesconqueringcovid

The CGES community has always been a tight knit group and we wanted to continue to highlight the strength of our communi...
04/27/2020

The CGES community has always been a tight knit group and we wanted to continue to highlight the strength of our community despite the ongoing circumstances.

Check out how the CGES community is staying positive during quarantine on our Instagram page @georgetowncges. And feel free to use our new hashtag #cgesconqueringcovid 🕊🌎

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04/22/2020

BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES)'s cover photo

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04/22/2020

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04/06/2020

Some good news to start the week! Congratulations to The Europe Desk for winning The Voter's Choice Award for Georgetown University's Lauinger Library Showcase! 🏆🎧🎉

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