The mission of the Duke Center for European Studies (CES) is to encourage interdisciplinary study, debate and discussion regarding Europe. The CES cultivates and supports all manner of intellectual life focused on Europe at Duke, acts as a catalyst for scholarship on Europe, and provides a unifying community for scholars of Europe at Duke. The CES has over 125-affiliated faculty across the humanities, social sciences and several professional schools. The CES sponsors and coordinates events and speakers, hosts visitors, and subsidizes European-focused scholarly activities at Duke and in Europe.
The Center for European Studies also strives to create a strong and unified community of students and scholars to encourage discussion and research. To this end, the CES created a forum of Research Scholars to support research by outstanding graduate and professional students and visiting scholars, and to further deepen interest in the interdisciplinary study of Europe.