2020 marks the 30th anniversary of our founding center, the Center for German and European Studies, which laid the foundations for today’s Institute of European Studies.
To celebrate this milestone, we’re launching the IES 30 FOR 30 campaign. There is no better time than this special anniversary to support our interdisciplinary programs, which help to enrich the learning and research experience at Berkeley.
A gift to IES will:
Expand educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
Enhance outreach initiatives
Support grants for language study and international exchanges
Amplify innovative research projects
Your contribution, in any amount, has a positive impact on our students and researchers.
“I joined the Institute of European Studies during my junior year and it was one of the best decisions I have made. The Institute offers a multitude of opportunities to exchange knowledge about the political, social, and cultural issues affecting the European continent, as well as the transatlantic relationship. I aspire to work internationally someday, and the time I have spent at IES has opened my eyes to the many opportunities to explore Europe on a much deeper level.”
- Evan Gong, 2019-20 Undergraduate Research Apprentice (Major in Political Economy and German)
“During my two semesters with IES, I had the incredible opportunity to meet diplomats, historians, journalists, researchers, and public officials from all over the world. IES is a gem that provides students like me, who are interested in academia, international relations, and research, to gain and develop critical professional skills such as community outreach, digital communications, diplomacy, and writing. I am forever thankful to the team at IES for their mentorship and support throughout my time at Berkeley.”
- Ani Hakobyan, 2017-18 Undergraduate Research Apprentice (Major in Global Studies)
“Thanks to the support of the Institute of European Studies I was able to organize a multidisciplinary graduate student conference on rural Europe. We debated the urban-rural dichotomy, and questioned the various socio-demographic phenomena that rural and urban areas are experiencing throughout Europe. It was a really inspiring event that helped me connect with other doctoral students who are working on rural Europe in the United States.”
- Alberto Sanchez Sanchez, PhD Candidate in Architecture, Designated Emphasis in European Studies
“Funding for research in the humanities and humanities-leaning social sciences can be hard to come by, especially as a graduate student, when one is very much still in the process of developing a research profile and establishing oneself as a scholar. The Institute for European Studies, in this regard, was a godsend during my time as a Ph.D. candidate at Berkeley. The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Dissertation Fellowship allowed me to launch a year's worth of archival research in Germany that formed the backbone of my doctoral dissertation. That research has had nothing short of an incredible ripple effect across my entire career trajectory thus far. It also allowed me to successfully land a tenure track faculty job at Yale as well as international fellowships at top research institutions in my field. In short, the impact of IES funding is difficult to understate.”
- Jenni Allen, IES Grantee, currently Associate Professor of History at Yale University
Gifts may be made to the IES general fund or to specific programs:
To learn more about giving opportunities, please contact IES Director Jeroen Dewulf at email@example.com.
With questions about international giving, please contact UC Berkeley International Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.