Press Article and Pictures

An article on the student's panel on Germany's role in Europe in The Justice can be found here.

Pictures from campus week series:



Germany in Europe - Campus Week 2013/2014

The 2013-2014 nationwide campus campaign of the German Information Center USA at the German Embassy seeked to raise awareness of recent developments in Germany and Europe, while pointing to the historical foundations and culture of the European Union as well as the future relevance of transatlantic relations. During the academic year 2013/2014, the German Information Center’s “Campus Weeks” focused on the topic of Germany in Europe.
It stated its motivation as follows:

The European Union secures peace, prosperity, freedom, and democracy in Europe. It turned former enemies into friends and allies, sustaining peace in Europe for over 60 years. As the world’s biggest economy and its largest single market, the European Union unites 28 democratic market economies with a combined population of over 500 million. Germany lies at the heart of Europe. As one of its founding members it plays an active part in modeling the present and future of the EU.

With the EU undergoing change once more let’s take a closer look at how Germany's role has evolved over the century. Will we see a more European Germany or a more German EU?

 “Germany in Europe 1913-2014: From Arrogant Bully to Dependable Team Player?”

The Center for German and European Studies CGES was excited to once again contribute to the Campus Weeks initiative. The success of the past initiatives has raised awareness and critical thinking in the Brandeis community. For the 2013/14 Campus Weeks series, the Brandeis project centered around the trajectory of Germany as a militarily and otherwise aggressive and nationalist country in the lead up to WWI exactly a hundred years ago to its current role as important and dependable team player in the European Union.

CGES Program for the 2013/14 “Germany in Europe” Campus Weeks series


Germany in Europe in 1913: The Portrayal of the Great War

Featuring historians Thomas WeberPhilipp Stelzeland Chad Williamsorganized by Ian Hopper, Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Modern Britain and the World from 1750 in the History department at Brandeis University.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
9:45am-12noon; International Lounge, Usdan

The way in which people understand war derives principally from the portrayal of war in their society.  Portrayals can be found in personal narratives, historical writing, political rhetoric, and art.  Over the last century, the cinema has become the primary transmitter of the imagery of war and it is from film that most derive their essential understanding of the nature of warfare and military history.  This panel brings together historical and artistic perspectives to discuss important questions surrounding the portrayal of war. These include: What are the challenges to portraying war historically or artistically?   In what ways do the concerns of historians and directors of films overlap or diverge? What political or cultural influences shape how war is portrayed?  How can portrayals of war confront or confirm the biases of their audience?  There was time for questions from the audience at the end of the discussion.  All were welcome to attend.

Germany in Europe in 2014: Shaping the Present – Germany as a Team Player?


Tuesday, February 11, 2014
6:30-8:30pm; Pearlman Lounge

Today, Germany is a leading economic power and young people from around the world are interested in German culture, history, and politics. This student-led panel discussion will highlight chances and challenges young generations are facing in Germany and Europe today. How do German and other European students identify? What role does Germany have in Europe and in the minds of Europeans right now? How do nationality and European identity conflict or interact? How much does history impact views of Germany? What are students’ employment prospects in Germany and Europe?

An article about the event in the Justice can be found here.

Germany Shaping Your Future: Transatlantic Job Opportunities

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00-8:30pm; Napoli Room, Gosman Sports Center

The Germany and Europe Job Fair showcased a panel of German businesses that are operating in the Boston area and US businesses with a presence in Germany. Students gained a better understanding of how the US and German economies and work place are intertwined and presented themselves to German businesses  looking for American workers.  

Germany in Europe -- CampusWeeks, Part IV: Brandeis World Cup Soccer Tournament
Tournament Flyer
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12-3pm on the Turf Field
Students in teams of 3-4 joined in this fun soccer tournament with cash prizes. The winning team received $300, second place got $200 and the third place team won $100. The games were 3v3 and had small goals. There was no entrance fee and every player got a free campus weeks t-shirt and various other CGES items! 
First Place: Romania
Kyle Feather
Benjamin Applefield
Tudor Livadaru

Second Place: Tahiti
Benjamin Berson
Brandon Kase 
Elad Mehl
George A. Popa 
Third Place: Azerbaijan:
Ricardo Villa Pita
Osman Khaliyev
Jennifer Marble
Simon Stippig

Essay Competition: “Germany in Europe: Bully or Dependable Team Player?”

Throughout the year, students had the opportunity to participate in a campus-wide essay competition on the subject of Germany’s role in Europe past, present, and future. The 5 winners received $100 each.