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 the transatlantic relationship in the United States.

The BMW Center serves as a world-class hub for research, teaching, and event programming focused on Europe and the transatlantic relationship, and houses the Master of Arts in German and European Studies program.

Learn about the speakers in this year’s event series, “A Century of Women’s Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo.”

Get the latest scoop on the transatlantic relationship through our people and event coverage.

Find out more about our semester exchange program with the Hertie School of Governance, located in Berlin, Germany.

Read about career paths and internship opportunities within the transatlantic network.

Learn more about CGES faculty publications and student research projects.

See what career paths our alumni chose and how they’ve applied their degree in European studies.