Welcome to CGES

Founded in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the BMW Center for German and European Studies (CGES) is the preeminent Center for the study of European affairs and the transatlantic relationship in the United States.

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Transatlantic Master’s Program (Apply Now!)

Interested in joining the MAGES community? Click below to learn about the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum and more!

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CGES Event Programming

Check out all of the transatlantic events happening at CGES, from lunch lectures to academic conferences!

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