World Largest Gathering of Europe Experts Focus on Continent in Crisis

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Council for European Studies (CES) has announced that its upcoming 20th International Conference of Europeanists, to be held at the University of Amsterdam in June 2013, will be attended by over 1200 experts on European policy, economics, and culture. Organized under the title "Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)Stability," it will feature presentations and discussions on a wide range of issues, including welfare state dynamics, monetary policies, gender and sexual politics, cultural and religious diversity, internal and external migration, environmental issues, etc.

As the largest gathering of Europeanists, the International Conference of Europeanists serves a unique and important role for those specializing on European policy, economics, and culture. Held regularly since 1979, the conference is highly competitive and has long been the premier gathering for specialists on European cultural and policy issues. It is organized by the Council for European Studies (CES), which is the leading international organization for the study of Europe, and attracts an extraordinary roster of attendees from many of the world's most noted research and policy institutions.

As in the past, the selection process for the 2013 conference was highly competitive and rigorous. Led by co-chairs Peter Gourevitch (University of California, San Diego) and Sébastien Chauvin (University of Amsterdam), the Conference Program Committee reviewed more than 1,400 session and paper proposals in order to compose the program. Of this total, just 60% of proposals were accepted, demonstrating once again that the CES conference is not only the most prestigious, but also the most competitive gathering of its kind in the world.

For a complete listing of currently scheduled papers and session, check-out the "Program Preview," posted on the Council's website.

The 20th International Conference of Europeanists is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 25-27, 2013. For more details, visit the Council's website ( or contact CES at:

Contact: Corey Fabian Borenstein
Phone: (212) 854-4172

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Source:Council for European Studies