CGES continues to expand its role as a major source of information on Germany and Europe in the greater Boston area. Over the next five years, CGES plans to initiate a range of new programs in areas of crucial concern for the transatlantic community: sustainability, social justice and critical cultural production.

Sustainability in Germany, Europe and the world: Institutions, innovations and Idealism

Germany has become a world leader in green technology and politics. CGES plans to present the newest developments in this field, as well as ways in which globalization can be used to further sustainable economic development.

Social justice in the Berlin Republic, the European Union and Beyond Its Borders

Over the past 20 years, EU Enlargement has dramatically changed the map of Europe: Berlin has joined London, Paris and Brussels as one of the major metropolitan areas and cultural hubs. Little is known in the U.S. about the situation in regions formerly behind the “iron curtain.” The Middle East has become part of Europe’s direct neighborhood. CGES will convene panel discussions on the chances and challenges of this changing European landscape.

Critical Cultural Production and the Humanities in Germany and Other European Societies

Brandeis was among the first American universities to establish serious music, theater and fine arts programs. CGES proudly supports this tradition by sponsoring workshops with German and European artists, author readings, film screenings and a new lecture series in interdisciplinary humanities.