Center for Study of Europe

Center for the Study of Europe

Support the Center for the Study of Europe on BU Giving Day

A message from Director Daniela Caruso:

As you probably know, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, is “Giving Day” at BU. I hope you will join me in making a donation to the Center for the Study of Europe on this day.

The Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University provides institutional support for European studies across campus, bringing together faculty, students, international visitors, and others with interests in Europe across a variety of disciplines.

The mission of the Center is to promote a critical understanding of Europe through its complex heritage, which owes its richness to countless contributions from other regions of the world. We explore Europe’s legal, political, economic, and religious histories; its art, literature, music, and philosophy; its experimentation with new forms of governance, such as the ones developed by the European Union; its complicity in the production of global injustice; and its many redeeming possibilities. In an increasingly multipolar world, we believe Europe can only be understood in relation to other sites of socio-cultural production, political engagement, and economic transformation. We, therefore, collaborate regularly with other Centers of the Pardee School including its Institute for Global Development Policy.

Each year the Center offers a rich program of activities ranging from public lectures and panel discussions, international symposia and conferences, film screenings and concerts, to seminars, round-tables, and (when possible) lunch talks. Participants have included well-known scholars, politicians, policy experts, and journalists as well as artists, poets, activists, and public intellectuals. We work closely with other centers, departments, and schools here at BU; with local universities and cultural organizations; with European Consulates and Embassies; and with publishers of literature in translation, among others. Operationally, the Center provides a focal point and institutional support for the study of Europe across Boston University through coordination of teaching missions, support of research, community-building among faculty and students, and outreach beyond the University.

Our events and activities would not be possible without your ongoing input and participation. We realize you have multiple commitments to consider on Giving Day, but even small contributions are important to our efforts to build a European Studies community at BU. In the end, the most important thing for us as a community is to feel excited about what we are doing and why we are doing it. That has a lot more to do with participation, and with the time and commitment that we put into being a part of the community than it does with the actual dollar figure that is raised on one particular day. We are grateful for any contribution you can make.

Yours truly,

Daniela Caruso Director, Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair

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Thanks To Our Recent Donors!

Your Giving Matters

For the entirety of Giving Day 2021, your gift will have an even bigger impact! Thanks to Pardee School and BU alumni Andrew McCarthy (CGS ’04, Pardee '06), Bonnie Pierce (CAS ’92, Pardee '94), Dan Fata (Pardee ‘96), Susie Istock Hanlon (Questrom ‘92), Lindsey Kemp-Burik (Pardee ‘04), and Ruth Moorman (CAS ’88, Wheelock ’89 ‘09), bonus funds are up for grabs!

This year, our challenges include:

1. The first $10,000 given on Giving Day to any Pardee School fund will be matched dollar-for dollar. - COMPLETED!

2. The Pardee School affiliated Center or Institute with the most donors will receive $2,500.

3. The Pardee School affiliated Center or Institute with the most money raised will receive $2,500.

4. Take part in the #PardeePride Photo Challenge! 50 photos showing your #PardeePride, from any location around the globe, posted on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn) with the hashtags #PardeePride and #BUGivingDay will unlock an additional $5,000 for the Keylor Student Travel Fund.

5. An additional $5,000 will be unlocked for the Michael T. Corgan Internship and Career Fund once a total of 50 donations are made to any Pardee School fund. -COMPLETED!

6. 25 student donations to any Pardee fund will release $5,000 to the Pardee Scholarship Fund.

7. $2,500 will be unlocked after reaching 125 donors!

8. As a special treat, anyone who participates in the Pardee Giving Day Activities (makes a gift or posts a photo online) will automatically be entered in a great giveaway for the below items:

1.) A subscription of fresh roasted coffee from Tradition Coffee Roasters, freshly roasted in Hawai’i by a Pardee School alumna and her retired New York City Fireman turned Coffee Guru. (A $231 Value)

2.) Two Complimentary tickets to Pardee alumnus owned TalentTalk Live! (Up to a $200 value)

3.) Pardee swag bag including coffee mugs, t-shirts and more! ** No gift is required for entry into the giveaway. Email if you’re interested in taking part.**

Show your #PardeePride—and celebrate the Pardee School of Global Studies!


Thank you for considering a gift to the Pardee School of Global Studies. We appreciate you visiting and hope you will stay engaged and spread the word about our mission to advance global human progress.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Bob Sherburne at 781-727-6820 or

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