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Annual Report 2012-2013



Letter from  the  Director   I  am  delighted  to  present  the  2012-­‐2013  Annual  Report  of  the  BMW  Center  for  German  and   European   Studies   of   the   Edmund   A.   Walsh   School   of   Foreign   Service,   Georgetown   University.  The  comforting  rhythm  of  university  life  comes  through  strongly  in  these  pages.   The   changing   and  unpredictable  “real  world”   –  US  presidential  elections  and  the  Eurozone   crisis  -­‐  also  makes  its  presence  felt.  Taken  together,  it  all  underscores  how  the  BMW  Center   continues   to   serve   as   a   focal   point   at   Georgetown   for   vibrant   and   sustained   research,   learning,  and  discourse   on   Europe,   and  to   play  an  important  role  within  the  transatlantic   networks   linking   Washington,  DC   to  Europe.   The   students,  faculty,  visitors,  and   staff  at  the   BMW  Center  are  proud  to  be  a  part  of  this  ongoing  venture.       2012-­‐2013   was   a   year   of   dynamism   for   the   Center.   Professor   Abraham  Newman   took  over   as   MAGES   Director,   and  we   welcomed  a  new  Supervisor   of   Academic   Programs,  Julia  Sylla,   onto   the   senior   staff.   Abe   and   Julia   have   worked   together   to   introduce   many   new   and   exciting   innovations   into   curricular   planning,   career   services,   and   recruiting.   The   leadership   team   in   the   Center   devoted   a   great   deal   of   time   and   effort   to   external   fundraising,  with  impressive  results  –  over  $50,000  in  external  grants  for  each  of  the  next   two  calendar  years  (2013  and  2014),  and  the  prospect  of  a  one-­‐time  gift  of  over  $1,000,000   to   support  event  programming  in  the  Center.  And  finally,   the  BMW   Center  launched  a   year-­‐ long   effort   to   reach   out   to   its   350   alumni,   hosting   activities   and   social   events   in   Washington,  DC,  New  York,  Chicago,  San  Francisco,  Los  Angeles,  and  Berlin.     As   the   BMW   Center  approaches  the   mid-­‐point  of  its  third  decade  of  existence,  we  remain   proud   of   its   past   and  excited   about   its  future.  Without  the   generous   support  of  the  BMW   Group  over  the  past  13  years,  none  of  this   would  be  possible.  I  would  also  like  to  take  this   opportunity  to  express  my  personal  thanks  to  Craig   Helsing,   who   stepped   down  this   spring   as  the  company’s  vice  president  for  government  relations  here  in  the  nation’s  capital.  It  was   a   true   pleasure   to   work   with   Craig   these   past   eleven   years   –   he   was   always   a   source   of   unwavering   support   and   wise   counsel.   I   look   forward   to   continuing   this   working   partnership  with  BMW’s  new  person  in  DC,  Bryan  Jacobs.       Sincerely  yours,  

Jeffrey  J.  Anderson   Graf  Goltz  Professor  and  Director   BMW  Center  for  German  and  European  Studies      


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Partnerships The   BMW   Center   for   German   and   European   Studies  w ould  like  to  thank  our  generous  partners   who   have   contributed   to   our   continued   strength   and   growth   as   the   premier   center   of   its   kind   in   North  America.         BMW   Over  10  years  ago,  BMW  secured  the  existence  of   our   Center   with   a   ten   million   dollar   gift   –   the   single   largest   gift   in   Georgetown’s   history   at   the   time.   Today   this   gift   helps   the   BMW   Center   for   German   and   European   studies   maintain   its   competitive  edge  by  supporting  important  faculty   research,  funding  events  and  lectures  focusing   on   interdisciplinary   and   emerging   transatlantic   issues,   and   most   importantly,   providing   student   scholarships.   89%   of   our   students   received   a   portion  of  merit-­‐based  aid  this  past  academic  year   and   all   are   extremely   grateful   to   BMW   for   their   generosity.     “Without   a   merit   scholarship   from   the   BMW   Center,   I   would   have   never   been   able  to  study  at  Georgetown.  Every  day,  I   cherish   the   opportunity   to   be   in   this   incredibly   enriching   environment   and   know  that  m y  studies  at  the  Walsh  S chool   of   Foreign   Service  have  already   changed   my  life  beyond  any  expectations.  For  that,   I  will  be  forever  grateful  and  will  do  all  I   can   to   give   back   to   the   society   and   help   those   who   are   in   a   similar   position   as   I   was.”     Jakub  Hlavka   Czech  Republic   MAGES  Class  of  2014     Our  ongoing  relationship  with  BMW  also  provided   a   significant   opportunity   for   second-­‐year   student   Lars   Mietkhe,   who   was   selected   as   the   second   recipient  for  the  BMW  signature  internship  at  the   Munich  headquarters  in  summer  2012.          

"Having applied  to  graduate  school  with  the   intention  to  combine  my  prior  experience  as   a   business   student   with   the   political   and   diplomatic  expertise  taught  at  Georgetown’s   School   of   Foreign   Service,   this   internship   provided  an  ideal  opportunity  to  apply  these   two   fields   at   the   juncture   of   business   and   government.   The   topics   of   concern   in   my   role   as   intern   for   the   government   affairs   department   were   strongly   oriented   on   current   EU,   as   well   as   German,   legislation   regarding   e-­‐mobility,   CO2   emission   policy,   global   trade   regulation,   as   well   as   the   responsibility   of  multinational   corporations   in   the   transatlantic   and   global   progress   on   sustainable  technological  innovation.”     Lars  Mietkhe   Germany   MAGES  class  of  2013  

Finally,   for   the   second   consecutive   year,   we   were   honored  to  co-­‐host  a  successful  event  with  the  BMW   Stiftung   Herbert   Quandt   entitled,   “The   U.S.   Pivot   to   Asia   and   the   European   Response   -­‐   Can   Free   Trade   Save  the  Transatlantic  Relationship?”  in  April  2013.   German  Academic  Exchange  Service  (DAAD)     The   BMW   Center   for   German   and   European   Studies   continues   to   partner   with   the   German   Academic   Exchange  Service  (DAAD)  to  co-­‐fund  Professor  Asiye   Kaya   for   a   five-­‐year   DAAD   visiting   professorship   (Gastdozentur).         We   are   also   pleased   to   report   that   the   BMW   Center   was  awarded  two  competitive  grants  from  the  DAAD   in   2013   that   enhanced   faculty   exchanges   between   German  universities  and  Georgetown  University  and   supported   academic   research   on   Germany   and   Europe.     The  first  is  a  multi-­‐project  grant  from  the  DAAD  New   York   office   focusing   on   “Promoting   German   and   European  Studies  in  North  America.”  Projects  funded   for  2013  included:  


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Two-­‐day symposium   sponsored   by   the   German   department   under   the   direction   of   Professor   Friederike   Eigler   entitled   “German-­‐Polish   Border   Regions   in   Literature,   Film,   and   Historiography:   Trans-­‐National   Approaches   to   National   Histories”  on  April  5-­‐6,  2013.   BMW   Center   annual   Graduate   Student   Conference  on  February  8-­‐9,  2013;   Three-­‐day   conference   convened   by   BMW   Center  professor   Anna  von  der   Goltz   and   Britta   Waldschmidt-­‐Nelson   from   the   German  Historical  Institute  on  “Inventing   the   “Silent   Majority”:   Conservative   Mobilization   in   Western   Europe   and   the   United  States  in  the  1960s  and  1970s”  on   April  1 8-­‐20,  2013.  

The   second   grant   funded   an   eight-­‐day   student   study   tour   in   May   2013.   A   group   of   13   students,   seven   from   the   BMW   Center   for   German   and   European   Studies   and   six   from   other   DAAD   Centers  for  German  and  European  Studies  around   the  world  (China,  Russia,  Netherlands,  and  Israel),   traveled   to   Berlin   to   study   'Politics   and   Praxis   of   Diversity  in  the  Federal  Republic  of  Germany.'  The   interdisciplinary   approach   to   the   theory,   praxis,   politics,   and   policies   of   diversity   in   Germany   enabled   the   masters   students   to   experience   first-­‐ hand   how   diversity   is   conceived,   politically   constructed,   practiced,  and  experienced  in  Berlin.   Students   attended   lectures,   seminars,   workshops,   cultural   activities   and   talks   with   German   and   international   academics,   community   organizers,   local   officials,   politicians,   and   students   from   the   German   partner   universities.   The   trip   was   conceived   and   supervised   by   Asiye   Kaya,   DAAD   Visiting   Professor   at   the   BMW   Center,   in   collaboration   with   Prof.   Dr.   Iman   Attia,   faculty   member   of   Alice   Salomon   (ASH)   Hochschule   in   Berlin   and   Prof.   Dr.   Maureen   Maisha   Eggers,   Hochschule-­‐Magdeburg  in  Stendal.     American   Consortium   on   European   Union   Studies     The   BMW   Center   is   a   member   of   the   American   Consortium  on  European  Union  Studies  (ACES),  an   EU-­‐sponsored   network   of   area   universities   involved   in   research   and   outreach   relating   to   European   integration   and   transatlantic   relations.   The  BMW  Center  participates  in  ACES  by  including   it   as   a   co-­‐sponsor   in   many   events   relating   to   the   European  Union.  ACES  provided  support  this  year   for   the   17th   Annual   Graduate   Student   Conference   in   2013,   “Europe’s   Vision   Twenty   Years   After   Maastricht”.  

ACES also   awards   all   graduating   MAGES   students   with   a   Certificate   in   European   Union   Studies.   In   2013,   the   nineteen   graduating   MAGES   students   received   ACES   certificates   for   completing   five   Europe-­‐focused  courses.     French  Embassy  Network  of  Centers  of  Excellence     The  2012-­‐2013  academic  year  was  the  Center’s  first   full   year   as   a   member   of   the   French   Network   of   Centers   of   Excellence   in   the   United   States.   The   partnership   allows   the   Center   to   expand   its   event   programming  related  to  France  and  the  Francophone   world,   and   the   agreement   also   provides   for   the   creation   of   a   graduate   student   internship   with   the   French   Senate   in   Paris.   The   Center   held   two   events   this  year  in  conjunction  with  the  partnership.    These   events   included   a   lecture   with   Olivier   Wieviorka,   Senior  Fellow  at  the  Institut  Universitaire  de  France,   and  a  roundtable  discussion  for  the  50th  anniversary   of  the  Élysée  Treaty  featuring  a  keynote  speech  with   H.E.   François   Delattre,   Ambassador   of   France   to   the   United  States.    The  funds  also  supported  a  conference   organized   by   the   Program   for   Jewish   Civilization   entitled  “Secularism  on  the  Edge:  the  Church  and  the   State   in   the   United   States,   France   and   Israel”   on   February   20-­‐23,   2013   and   a   history   conference   convened   by   Professor   Anna   von   der   Goltz   on   conservative  mobilization  in  Western  Europe  and  the   United  States  in  the  1960s  and  1970s  on  April  18-­‐20,   2013.     Prince  of  A sturias  Chair  in  Spanish  Studies     Professor   Clara   Ponsati,   Research   Professor   and   Director  of  the   Institute  of  Economic  Analysis   at   the   Higher   Council   for   Scientific   Research   (CSIC)   in   Barcelona,   was   appointed   as   the   eleventh   Prince   of   Asturias   Distinguished   Visiting   Professor   for   2012-­‐ 2013.  Her  current  research  explores  group  formation   under   majoritarian   institutions   to   understand   the   causes  and  effects  of  meritocracy  and  egalitarianism   in   the   performance   and   stability   of   democratic   organizations.   The   Asturias   Chair   and   related   event   activities  are  funded  by  the  generosity  of  the  Endesa   Corporation.     In   addition   to   hosting   prominent   guest   lecturers   in   her   classes   and   convening   a   roundtable   on   “New   States  in  the  EU,”  Professor  Ponsati  also  organized  a   public  address  by  Dr.  Andreu  Mas-­‐Colell,  the  Minister   of   Economy   and   Knowledge   of   the   Government   of   Catalonia,   who   outlined   the   regional   government's   current   economic   situation   and   linked   this   to   broader   questions   concerning   Catalonia's   future.   During   the   Q&A,   exchanges   focused   on   the   issue   of   Catalan   independence,   as   well   as   the   wisdom   of  



austerity programs   at   a   time   of   high   and   rising   unemployment.   The   event   drew   a   sizable   audience   of   students,   faculty,   friends   of   Georgetown,  and  the  press.     Italian  Fulbright  Visiting  Scholar     The   BMW   Center   for   German   and   European   Studies   and   the   Italian   Department   have   continued   their   agreement   with   the   Italian   Fulbright   Commission   and   hosted   an   appointed   Italian   Fulbright   professor,   Piero   Graglia,   in   Fall   2012.   Professor   Graglia   (Milan   State   University)   holds  degrees  from  the  University  of  Florence  and   the   University   of   Pavia.   His   research   interests   focus   on   the   history   of   European   integration,   particularly   regarding   problems   relating   to   the   federal   approach   and   functional   approach   in   movements,   parties,   and   European   governments   between   1947-­‐1992.   On   November   27,   2012,   Professor   Graglia   gave   a   lecture   to   students   on   “The  European  Debate  on  the  Stability  Treaty  and   the   Perspectives   of   Further   Development   of   the   Union.”  


Center Programs   The  multitude  and  diversity  of  events  at  the  BMW   Center   enrich   the   MAGES   program,   and   provide   important   impulses   for   intellectual   discourse   more  broadly  within  the  School  of  Foreign  Service.   In  2012-­‐13,  the  Center  hosted  36  public  academic   and  policy-­‐related  events,  ranging  from  lunchtime   lectures  to  multi-­‐day  conferences.  As  in  past  years,   the   core   faculty   chose   a   salient   theme   for   the   Center’s   special   events   series,   shining   a   spotlight   on   the   changing   meaning   and   role   of   the   traditional   left-­‐right   political   spectrum   in   a   six-­‐ part   mini-­‐series   entitled   “Europe:   What’s   Left?   What’s  Right?”  (see  event  flyer)  In  addition  to  the   events  with  our  partners,  other  notable  events  this   year   included   a   discussion   with   Dr.   Gregor   Gysi,   Chairman   of   the   DIE   LINKE   Party,   on   November   16,   2012,   “Taming   Modernity:   European   Experiences   in   the   Twentieth   Century”   with   Konrad   Jarausch   on   March   25,   2013,   and   “In   the   Smoke   of   the   Firebombs:   The   Asylum   Seeker   in   German  Post-­‐War  History”  with  Ulrich  Herbert  on   April  4 ,  2013.  

Top: Gregor  Gysi,  Chairman   of  the  DIE  LINKE  Party,   German  Bundestag,   November  16,  2012     Left:  Rt.  Honorable  Michael   Moore,  Secretary  of  State  for   Scotland,  December  10,  2012  


Top: Eberhard  Sandschneider  (The   German  Council  on  Foreign  Relations)   and  Charles  Kupchan  (Georgetown   University,  Council  on  Foreign   Relations),  April  24,  2013     Right:  Andreu  Mas-­‐Colell,  Honorable   Minister  of  Economy,  Knowledge  of  the   Government  of  Catalonia,  April  18,  2013     Bottom:  Ulrich  Herbert,  Professor  of   Modern  and  Contemporary  History  at   the  Albert-­‐Ludwigs-­‐Universität  Freiburg,   April  4,  2013  


Top: H.E.  François  Delattre,  (Ambassador   of  France  to  the  United  States),  Jeffrey   Anderson  (Georgetown  University),  and   Bertram  von  Moltke  (German  Embassy),   February  1,  2013     Right:  Jan  Fischer,  Former  Prime  Minister   of  the  Czech  Republic,  September  18,  2012     Bottom:  Hon.  Safak  Pavey,  Member  of  the   Turkish  Parliament,  January  18,  2013  


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Alumni Networking   In  the  spring  of  2012,  the  BMW  Center  launched  a   campaign   to   reach   out   more   effectively   and   consistently   to   MAGES   alumni.   Working   closely   with   the   CGES   Alumni   Association   (CGESAA),   the   senior   leadership   of   the   Center   organized   three   events  –  Washington,  DC,  Berlin–  during  May  and   June   that   attracted   over   60   MAGI.   As   the   MAGES   alumni  base  grows  and  matures,  it  has  become  an   increasingly   significant   resource   for   the   Center,   serving   as   a   source   of   information   about   job   market  trends  as  well  as  career  development  and   counseling,   and   it   grows   in   relevance   as   a   professional   network   for   new   MAGES   graduates.   The   BMW   Center’s   alumni   outreach   initiative   is   intended  to  facilitate  these  developments,  and  we   have   been   very   pleased   and   encouraged   by   the   results  so  far.     During   the   fall   2012   semester,   the   Center’s   leadership   team   hosted   events   in   New   York,   Chicago,  San  Francisco,  and  Los  Angeles,  reaching  

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a total   of   35   alumni   and   friends   of   the   Center.   A   notable  highlight  of  the  fall  series  was  the  chance  to   see  former  CGES  Director  Samuel  Barnes  and  his  wife   Ann,  who  attended  a  dinner  in  San  Francisco.  In   the   second   half   of   the   academic   year,   the   Center   put   together  a   wine-­‐tasting  in  May  for  the  alumni  based   in   Washington,   DC   (far   and   away   our   largest   concentration   of   graduates   –   see   the   table   on   this   page),  and  in  June  we  returned  to  the  Soho  House  in   Berlin  to  host  an  event  for  many  of  our  alumni  based   in   Europe.   While   in   Berlin,   we   worked   with   the   CGESAA   Overseas   Alumni   Coordinator,   Chris   Porter,   to   gather   a   group   of   alumni   to   discuss   professional   development   opportunities   for   current   MAGES   students.   Ideas   from   the   working   group   included   resume   review,   informational   interviews,   and   internship  opportunities.  The  Berlin  trip  was  also  an   occasion  to  connect  with  our  partners  in  the  German   Academic  Exchange  Service  (DAAD)  and  in  the  Hertie   School  of  Governance.  

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Academics MAGES  Admissions  Overview  2013   20   other   schools   and   programs.   Our   biggest     competitors   were   George   Washington   University’s   In   fall   2012,   MAGES   representatives   attended   Elliot   School   of   International   Affairs,   Johns   Hopkins   several   graduate   school   fairs   organized   by   the   University’s   School   of   Advanced   International   Association   of   Professional   Schools   in   Studies   (SAIS),   and   American   University’s   School   of   International   Affairs   (APSIA)   held   in   Washington,   International   Service   (SIS).   Applicants   also   D.C,   New   York   City,   San   Francisco,   Los   Angeles,   considered   Columbia   University,   Tufts   University,   Paris,   and   Budapest.  In   addition,  many  candidates   and  the  University  of  North  Carolina,  Chapel  Hill.     visited   the   BMW   Center   throughout   the   summer     and   fall   to   learn   about   the   MAGES   program   in   Applicants   learned   about   the   BMW   Center   primarily   person,   sit   in   on   classes,   and   meet   with   current   through   web   searches   (42%),   undergraduate   students.     advisors/faculty   (32%),   MAGES   alumni   (11%),   and     graduate   admissions   fairs   Another   recruitment   (11%).   Fi ve-Year Incom ing Student initiative   included   the     Avera ges development   of   an   CGES   is   pleased   to   (20 09-20 13) HTML   email   template   welcome   22   incoming   that   was   used   to   send   students   to   the   MAGES   Male: 38% email   updates   on   the   class  of  2015  this  fall.    The   Female: 62% MAGES   program   to   students   are   from   U.S. Citizen: 83% prospective   students   Germany,   South   Korea,   Non-U.S. Citizen: 19% every   month.   Each   and  the   United  States,   and   email   included   news   attended   nineteen   Average Years of Work Experience: 2 on   what   was   different   colleges   and   happening   at   CGES,   universities   throughout   GRE Verbal: 160 admissions   tips   or   the   United   States,   ways  to  connect  with  a   including   Duke   University,   GRE Quantitative: 154 MAGES   representative   Mount   Holyoke   College,   GRE Writing: 4.9 at   graduate   school   Reed  College,  University  of   Average Undergrad GPA: 3.7 fairs,  and  a  profile  of  a   California-­‐   Los   Angeles,   Average Applications per Year: 60 current   MAGES   University   of   Michigan-­‐ Average Enrolled: 20 student   who   had   Ann   Arbor,   University   of   completed   an   Richmond,   University   of   Percent of Enrollees with Merit-Based Aid: 84% interesting   internship   Chicago,   and   Wellesley   (examples   on   pages   14-­‐15).   Additionally,   the   new   College.   MAGES  website  was  launched  with  updated  pages     for  Admissions  and  Academics.   Dual  Degree  Students       The   MAGES   program   received   56   applications   for   Among  the  MAGES  classes  of  2014  and  2015,  we  are   fall   2013   admission,   which   represented   a   10%   pleased   to   have   six   dual   degree   students.   Two   increase   in   applications   from   the   previous   year.   students   are   enrolled   in   the   dual   German   Ph.D.   The   Admissions   Committee   admitted   36   of   those   program   (Class   of   2015),   one   student   is   enrolled   in   candidates   (64%);   22   students   enrolled   for   fall   the  dual  Government  Ph.D.  program  (Class  of  2014),   2013  and  six  deferred  admission  to  fall  2014.     and  for  the  first  time  we  have  two  students  enrolled     in   the   dual   MAGES/Masters   in   Public   Policy   (MPP)   Applicants  to  the   MAGES  program  applied   to  over   Program  (Class  of  2015).  One  student  in  the  Class  of   2014  is  enrolled  in  the  BSFS/MAGES  program.    


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Undergraduate Students     The   European   Studies   Certificate   program   for   undergraduates   in   the   School   of   Foreign   Service   and   the   College   successfully   graduated   four   students   in   the   spring   of   2013.   The   BMW   Center   offered  courses  to  undergraduates  in  the  fields  of   political   economy,   cultural   studies,   government,   and  history.        

MAGES 20 13 Incom ing Cla ss P rof ile Class Size: 22 Students Countries of Origin: Germany, South Korea, United States Undergraduate Institutions: Catholic University of America, Dickinson College, Drury University, Duke University, Elon University, Florida State University, Furman University, Lehigh University, Mount Holyoke College, Northwestern University, Reed College, St. Olaf College, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, University of Oklahoma, University of Richmond, University of Chicago, Wellesley College Undergraduate Majors: Business Administration, Communications, Cross-Cultural Communications, English, Film Arts, German/German Studies, History, International Business Diplomacy, International Relations/Studies, Political Science, Psychology


Scholarships   MAGES   students   are   automatically   considered   for   merit  scholarships  as  part  of  the  admissions  process.   Subject  to  the  availability  of  funds,  additional  merit-­‐ based   scholarships   may   be   awarded   after   each   semester   of   the   program.   89%   of   MAGES   students   received   a   scholarship   from   the   MAGES   program,   ranging   from   ¼   tuition   awards   to   full   tuition   scholarships   in   2012-­‐2013.     The   BMW   Center   has   also  established  a  fund  to  support   summer   research   and   professional   development   opportunities   for   enrolled   students.   This   fund   is   named   after   a   founding   faculty   member   of   the   Center,   Professor   Gregory   Flynn,   in   recognition   of   his   passionate   devotion   to   teaching   and   to   his   students.   The   Flynn   Program   is   intended   to   enable   students   to   pursue   summer   activities   such   as   internships,   language   study,  research  projects  or  a  combination  thereof.  In   2012,   seventeen   MAGES   students   received   Flynn   Grant   funding   to   support   summer   internships   and   research   ranging   from   internships   with   the   U.S.   Department   of   Defense-­‐European   Policy   Directorate   to  the  European  Parliament  Liaison  Office  in  Brussels   and  Strasburg.     Curricular  Initiatives     In  2011,   the   MAGES  Executive   Committee   enacted   a   change   in   the   curriculum   guidelines   for   the   MAGES   program   that   reduced   the   number   of   interdisciplinary   electives   that   MAGES   students   are   required   to   take   from   three   courses   to   two   courses.   The   total   number   of   required   credits   remained   the   same,   so   MAGES   students   are   therefore   required   to   take   eight   elective   courses   as   part   of   their   concentration.   Students  have  responded   well  to  this   curricular  change   and  enjoy   the   increased   flexibility   to  form  their  areas  of  expertise.       At   the   spring   2012   faculty   retreat,   a   change   was   proposed   to   the   MAGES   oral   examinations   that   all   students   are   required   to   pass   before   graduation.   An   updated   format   for   the   exams   will   encourage   students   to   provide   an   opening   statement   that   relates   to   the   CGES   event   theme   of   the   year   and   to   explore  how  it  relates  to  the  interdisciplinary  nature   of   the   MAGES   program.   The   new   oral   examination   format  will  be  optional  for  the  MAGES  Class  of  2014   (they  may  choose  to  take  the  exam  in  the  new  format   in  fall  2013  or  the  previous  format  in  spring  2014).  

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Professional Development   Events       The   MAGES   program   integrates   professional   development   into   the   academic   experience   throughout  the  two  years  of  the  program.  Students   are   required   to   meet   certain   professional   development   goals   each   semester,   including   meeting   with   representatives   of   the   Graduate   Career   Development   Center   to   develop   a   personal   career   development   plan,   having   their   resume   reviewed,  and  completing  informational  interviews   with  professionals  in  the  careers  that   they  hope  to   pursue   after   the   MAGES   program.   CGES   organizes   events   for   each   cohort   to   help   them   stay   on   track   with   their   professional   development,   and   the   Center   also   brings   in   alumni   and   other   professionals   to   network   and   speak   on   panels   about   their   careers   and   ways   for   MAGES   students   to   successfully   enter   the   professional   marketplace.   CGES   hosts   several   information   sessions   on   prestigious   fellowship   opportunities   such   as   the   Bosch   Fellowship   and   the   German   Chancellor   Fellowship,   as   well   as   an   information   session   on   pursuing  a  PhD.         Internships     MAGES   students   are   encouraged   to   hold   internships   while  at  Georgetown,   especially   during   the  summer  between  their  first  and  second  years  of   study.   In   2012-­‐2013,   MAGES   students   held   internships  in  W ashington,  D.C.  and  abroad.       CGES  runs   a   program   with   select   employers   called   the   MAGES   Signature   Internship   Program,   which   gives  us  an  opportunity  to  strengthen  partnerships   within  the  transatlantic  community  in  Washington,   D.C.   and   give   our   students   the   best   internship   experiences  possible.  The  program  aims  to  provide   employers   with   quality,   reliable   graduate   student   interns   whenever   they   are   needed.   In   turn,   employers   agree   to   give   interns   a   valuable   experience   to   enrich   their   professional   and   academic   development.   The   MAGES   Signature   Internship   Program   employers   include   BMW   AG,   UNESCO-­‐IIEP,   and   the   Bank   of   New   York   Mellon   Frankfurt.    

In addition   to   our   Signature   Internship   Program,   students   intern   at   a   wide   variety   of   other   organizations   to   complement   their   academic   studies  and  professional  goals.  Below  is  a  sample  of   other   organizations   where   MAGES   students   interned  in  2012-­‐2013:     Atlantic  Council   Bertelsmann  Foundation   Center  for  European  Policy  Analysis   Cultural  Vistas   Embassy  of  France  to  the  United  States   European  Parliament  Liaison  Office  (EPLO)   German  Parliament   German  Marshall  Fund  of  the  United  States   NASA   Office  of  the  United  States  Trade  Representative   United  States  Department  o f  Commerce   United  States  Department  o f  Defense   United  States  Department  o f  State,  Office  of  Public   Diplomacy  in  the  Bureau  of  European  and  Eurasian   Affairs   United  States  Department  o f  State,  Mission  to  the   EU                                              


MEET EVAN GIESELMAN "This summer, I completed an internship at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR). OIIR facilitates the interactions between NASA and foreign entities, whether they be space agencies, companies, or other types of organizations, and also with other government agencies in the United States government; the two competencies often overlap. OIIR also handles the logistics of trips from NASA personnel to foreign countries and foreign nationals to the United States on NASA business. I was specifically placed with the Aeronautics and Cross-Agency Support division, which also handled the majority of NASA’s interactions with Europe, including the space agencies of individual European countries, but also with the European-wide European Space Agency. As an intern during my time at NASA, I attempted and was encouraged to experience as many different tasks and responsibilities as I could. I compiled and wrote articles for a NASA publication entitled Global Reach, which detailed NASA projects and cooperation with foreign entities over the previous four years, and included undertakings as diverse as satellites, research, and cooperation on toys and video games. I drafted Space Act agreements between NASA and foreign companies and space agencies, legally explaining the type of cooperation or facility and personnel sharing between the two entities. I also drafted letters between NASA executives and foreign entities, as well as carried out correspondence with other government agencies such as the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Another enriching part of my time at NASA was attending events related to aerospace exploration in Washington, D.C. and at NASA. I visited and learned of NASA operations both at Headquarters, but also at the Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. I also had the opportunity to participate in events such as International Space Station Day on the Hill and the tour of the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft in D.C. A particular area of focus for me during my internship was the transatlantic dialogue and cooperation between the United States and Europe, and I became more familiar with an important aspect of this relationship in the portfolio of NASA. A great part of NASA’s cooperation is with European countries, and the difficulties of the US government in dealing with the European Union and the individual nation states of Europe is reflected in NASA’s dealings with the European Space Agency and the space agencies of the individual member states. Spaceflight capability is a source of great national pride and a sign of technological competence for a nation, and many European countries therefore go to great lengths to cooperate with NASA. Firsthand experience of this aspect will be invaluable in my academic research on transatlantic diplomacy and security. I became familiar with the practices and norms of a government agency, and I established many new contacts and networks within the government and the aerospace field, which I will certainly keep in touch with in the years to come. I anticipate that the interaction between NASA and other government agencies will be particularly useful. My internship experience at NASA was extremely beneficial for me, my studies, and my career, and I also wholeheartedly enjoyed and took great interest in working at the nation’s space agency." Evan Gieselman M.A. Candidate, German and European Studies, 2013 Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University


MEET ALLISON GIBBS This summer I interned at the Department of Defense in the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO (EUR/NATO) in the European Policy Directorate. I worked 40 hours a week under the supervision of Colonel Sean Scott, acting director of European Policy. This internship exceeded all my expectations, allowed me to gain valuable professional experience, gave me the opportunity to work with and learn from an incredible group of professionals, and cemented my desire to work in the service of my country upon completing my graduate degree. As an intern in EUR/NATO I was quickly integrated into the European Policy team and treated far more like a coworker than an intern. Paired with the country director for Spain and Portugal, I was able to follow country-specific issues as they unfolded, sit in on high-level meetings, draft memos, put together position papers, and observe the delicate balancing act that is required of country directors as they juggle embassy contacts, State country teams, State desk officers, and the various US and country-specific military components. During the two weeks that the country director was on leave I was able to step in as country director and manage the portfolio on my own. The Spain and Portugal country director also came to be a wonderful mentor to me, someone who was as willing to discuss the outcomes of meetings with me as she was willing to talk about her own career path and what I might consider for my own future. In addition to working Spain and Portugal issues, I was tasked with preparing the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg’s visit to the Pentagon. From the schedule proposal that was sent up the chain, to the read ahead and talking points, to all the security and background details, to meeting the delegation and escorting them through the Pentagon on the day of the meeting, everything was tasked to me. This was an incredible exercise in organization and responsibility. I truly got to know the system in place within the Pentagon as I prepared for this meeting. My time in EUR/NATO has not only exposed me to the daily workings of the office, but has allowed me to become an integral part of them. Professionally I grew tremendously as I learned the intricacies of the Department of Defense system, how to work on a team and with partners both in the Department of Defense and within other agencies, how to draft everything from schedule proposals to memos, and how to function in an environment that is a mixture of civilian, military, and foreign nationals. Furthermore interning in EUR/NATO gave me access to an incredible group of professionals that were always happy to talk to me about their own experiences and lend professional advice. Interning in the European Policy Directorate was the best professional experience I have ever had. The time I have spent within EUR/NATO gave me crucial professional experience within the government sector and cemented my love of European security issues. This internship has shown me that it is possible to translate my academic interests into a fascinating career, a career that can be fulfilling and challenging every day. It has also exposed me to the work of the Department of Defense and given me a foothold in the European Policy Directorate. I could not be more thankful. Allison Gibbs M.A. Candidate, German and European Studies, 2013 Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University


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Career Services     The  BMW  Center  is  committed  to  assisting  students   in   various   aspects   of   their   job   search   prior   to   graduation.   Students   can   use   the   SFS   Career   Development  Center  for  career  guidance,  as  well  as   the   Supervisor   of   Academic   Programs  for  feedback   on   resumes,   cover   letters,   and   mock   interviews.   In   2012-­‐13,   students   had   the   opportunity   to   attend   various   MAGES   and   SFS   career   events,   where   speakers   from   different   job   sectors   spoke   about   their   career   paths   and   gave   advice   to   students.   CGES  alumni  continue  to  provide  excellent  support   to  students  in  the  area  of  professional  development.     Graduate  Placement     The   MAGES   program   graduated   19   students   in   2013.       In   the   class   were   students   from   Bulgaria,   France,   Germany,   Romania,   and   the   United   States.   Representing   the   diversity   of   the   MAGES   program,   students   in   this   class   pursued   a   wide   range   of   concentrations   from   “International   Business   Diplomacy”   to   “Transatlantic   Security.”   Students   entered   MAGES   with   an   average   of   two   years   of   work  experience,  and  most  of  them  had  worked  or   studied   in   Europe   prior   to   matriculation.   Although   it  is  no  longer  mandatory  for  students  to  test  in  the  

German language,   most   students   chose   German   as   one   of   their   two   MAGES   languages.   Students   also   tested  in  Czech,  French,   Italian,  Portuguese,  Russian,   Spanish,  and  Turkish.       Two  graduates  from  the  Class  of  2013,  Allison  Gibbs   and   Elizabeth   Johnson,   were   selected   for   the   prestigious   Bosch   Fellowship   program.   The   Robert   Bosch   Foundation   Fellowship   Program   is   a   distinguished   transatlantic   initiative   that   each   year   offers   twenty   accomplished   young   Americans   the   opportunity   to   complete   a   high-­‐level   professional   development   program   in   Germany.   Over   the   course   of   a   nine-­‐month   program,   Bosch   Fellows   complete   two  work  phases  at  leading  German  institutions,  both   customized   to   each   fellow’s   professional   expertise,   and  attend  three  seminars  with  key  decision-­‐makers   from   the   public   and   private   sectors,   taking   place   across   Europe.   Fellows   are   recruited   from   business   administration,   journalism,   law,   public   policy   and   closely   related   fields.   The   Foundation   awards   20   fellowships  a  year  in  the  U.S.,  and  over  the  last  three   years   MAGES   students   have   won   seven   of   these   fellowships.     CGES  A lumni  Association  (CGESAA)     The   Alumni   Association   planned   a   variety   of   events   throughout  the  2012-­‐2013  academic  year  to  support   students’   professional   development.   CGESAA   also  

The 2013  MAGES  class  at  the  Embassy  of  Finland  



convened regularly,   held   social   events   to   bring   alumni   together,   and   showed   support   for   the   Graduate  Student  Conference.     CGESAA   members   attended   the   MAGES   Final   Colloquium  in  April  2013  at  which  the  second-­‐year   students   presented   their   final   MAGES   projects.   CGESAA  is  responsible  for  giving  out  the  Jill  Hopper   Award   at   the   Colloquium   each   year.   The   Alumni   Association’s   president,   Zachary   Wynne,   coordinated  the  Hopper  Award  process.  Created  in   1999  to  honor  the  memory  of  Jill  Alexandra  Hopper   (Class   of   1996),   the   Hopper   Award   recognizes   dedication   to   academic   service   and   scholarship.   Second-­‐year   MAGES   students   are   selected   via   a   two-­‐tiered   process   of   peer   nomination,   and   2013   Jill   Hopper   Award   was   Robert   Mevissen,   whose   project   was   titled   “Dynastic   Devotion   and   the   Danube:  Natural  Identities  in  the  Habsburg  Empire.”  

Presentation of  the  Jill  Hopper  Award  by  Jeff   Anderson  and  Nili  Yossinger  to  Robert  Mevissen  

MAGES Placement  2005-­‐2012   14%





Nonprofit PhD 25%



  Public   Private   Nonprofit   PhD   Unknown  

2005 33%   17%   25%   25%   0%  

2006 17%   22%   35%   17%   9%  

2007 12%   29%   41%   0%   18%  

2008 14%   24%   19%   14%   29%  

2009 29%   33%   10%   10%   14%  



2010 20%   20%   10%   15%   35%  

2011 25%   45%   15%   5%   5%  

2012 10%   25%   65%   0%   0%  

Average 20%   27%   28%   11%   14%  


Research Faculty  Research     The  Center  faculty  as  a  whole  covers  a  wide  range  of  issues  in  their  research,  ranging  from  areas  of  economics   to  security  to  theater.  Their  current  research  interests  include:     Core  Faculty   Jeffrey  Anderson,  Director  and  Graf  Goltz  Professor:     Comparative  politics/comparative  political  economy  of  Europe;  European  integration                   Abraham  Newman,  Director  of  the  MAGES  Program  and  Associate  Professor:     International  regulation,  d ata  privacy,  European  Union,  financial  regulation,  foreign   bribery,  homeland  security     Publications:     Newman,  Abraham  and  David  Zaring.  “Regulatory  Networks:  Power,  Legitimacy,  and   Compliance,”  Interdisciplinary  Perspectives  on  International  Law  and  International   Relations:  The  State  of  the  Art,  eds.  Jeffery  Dunoff  and  Mark  Pollack,  Cambridge:   Cambridge  University  Press.  2012.     Newman,  Abraham.    “Austerity  and  the  End  of  the  European   Model,”  May  1 .  2012.         Katrin  Sieg,  Professor:   German  cultural  studies,  European  culture,  contemporary  theater  and  performance,   feminist  and  queer  studies,  critical  race  studies     Publications:     Sieg,  Katrin.  “Conundrums  of  Post-­‐Socialist  Belonging  at  the  Eurovision  Song  Contest.”   Performing  the  ‘New’  Europe:  Identities,  Feelings,  and  P olitics  in  the  Eurovision  Song   Contest.  Eds.  Milija  Gluhovic  and  Karen  Fricker.  London:  Palgrave  Macmillan,  2013:  218-­‐ 37.     Sieg,  Katrin.  “Wii  are  Family:  Performing  Race  in  Neoliberal  Europe.”    Theatre  Research   International  38:10  (March  2013):  20-­‐33.     Sieg,  Katrin.  “Cosmopolitan  Empire:  Central  and  Eastern  Europeans  at  the  Eurovision  Song   Contest.”    European  Journal  of  Cultural  Studies  16  (April  2013):244-­‐263  



Anna von  der  Goltz,  Assistant  Professor:     Political  and  cultural  history  o f  Germany  in  the  20th  century,  on  myth,  memory,  and   commemoration,  political  activism  in  both  German  states  in  the  1960s  and  1970s,  oral   history,  and  the  history  of  generations     Publications:       Mark,  James  and  Anna  von  der  Goltz.  "Encounters."  Europe’s  1968:  Voices  of  Revolt.  Ed.   Robert  Gildea,  James  Mark,  Anette  Warring.  O xford:  Oxford  University  Press,  2 013:  131-­‐ 163.     Mark,  James  ,  Anna  von  der  Goltz,  and  Anette  W arring.  "Reflections."  Europe’s  1968:  Voices   of  Revolt.  Ed.  Robert  Gildea,  James  Mark,  Anette  W arring.  Oxford:  Oxford  University  Press,   2013:  2 83-­‐325.     Oseka,  Piotr,  Polymeris  Voglis,  and  Anna  von  der  Goltz.  "Families."  Europe’s  1968:  Voices  of   Revolt.  Ed.  Robert  Gildea,  James  Mark,  Anette  W arring.  Oxford:  Oxford  University  Press,   2013:  4 6-­‐71     von  der  Goltz,  Anna.  “Making  Sense  of  East  Germany’s  1968:  Multiple  Trajectories  and   Contrasting  Memories.”  Memory  Studies  6.1  (2013):  53-­‐69.     Holger  Wolf,  Associate  Professor:     German  economy,  the  European  economy,  history  of  money  and  finance,  exchange  rate   regimes                   Prince  of  Asturias  Distinguished  Visiting  Professor       Clara  Ponsati:     Strategy,  Game  Theory,  Public  Economics,  Negotiations  and  Conflict  Resolution                     DAAD  Visiting  Assistant  Professor     Asiye  Kaya:     Migration  studies  with  a  focus  on  Europe,  critical  race  studies,  gender  studies,  social   inequality,  formation  of  belongings,  minority-­‐majority  figurations,  intergenerational   relations,  qualitative  and  interpretative  research  methods  and  methodologies              



Visiting Italian  Fulbright  Professor  

Adjunct Faculty    

Piero Graglia:   History  of  European  Integration  (International  Political  History                       Dieter  Dettke:   German   foreign,   economic,   and   security   policy,   Europe   and   European-­‐Russian   relations,   transatlantic  relations                 Richard  Kuisel:   Modern  French  history,  20th  century  European  history,  the  Americanization  of  Europe                     Gale  Mattox:   Transatlantic  relations,  German  foreign  and  security  policy,  NATO  and  European  security,   US  national  security                   William  R.  Smyser:   Kennedy  and  German  policy,  European  economy,  European  politics     Publications:   Smyser,   William  Richard.   “We   Have  Never  Had  to  Put  Up   a   Wall   to  Keep   Our   People  In.”   The  Atlantic  June-­‐July  2013:  23.  Print.  


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Visiting Researchers     Each   year,   the   Center   receives   many   requests   from  scholars  who  seek  affiliation  with  the  BMW   Center   wile   undertaking   their   research   in   the   nation’s  capital.    We  also  forged  a  partnership  for   faculty   to   visit   Georgetown   through   the   European   Commission’s   Marie   Curie   Exchange   Program,  and  through  the  Open  Society  Institute   of  the  George  Soros  Foundation.    In  the  upcoming   academic   year,   we   look   forward   to   providing   more   opportunities   for   scholars   to   deepen   their   research   by   sponsoring   two   DAAD   visiting   research  positions.     We  hosted  eleven  scholars  during  the  2012-­‐13   Academic  Year:     Andreas  Daum   Germany/USA   “Berlin,  Kennedy  and  German-­‐American   Relations  in  the  Cold  War”   “Alexander  von  Humboldt  and  the  Emergence  of   the  Modern  World”   “The  Second  Generation:  Émigré  Scholars  from   Germany  in  the  Transatlantic  World”     Mathias  Freise   Germany   “European  Union  and  Civil  Society”     Pablo  Leon   Spain   “Film  Trade  and  Transatlantic  Relations  (Cold   War),  and  History  of  American  Propaganda  and   Public  Diplomacy-­‐  Franco  Spain”     Bakyt  Ospanova   Kazakhstan   “European  Union  Actorness”     Friedrich  Paulsen   Germany   “Identification  and  comparative  analysis  of   innovative  practices  of  public  governance  in  a   German  and  a  US  city,  focusing  on  the   cooperation  of  and  power  relations  between   public,  private-­‐commercial  and  private  non-­‐ profit  actors”     Angela  Perez   Spain   “Catholic  Women  during  the  1940’s  in   Democracy  and  Dictatorship”          

Kai Pfundheller,  Friedrich  Paulsen,  Andrea  Walther,  and   Mathias  Freise  of  Muenster  University  with  Jeff  Anderson  

Sarah  Perett   France   “Process  of  “securitization”  related  to  immigration  and   naturalization  laws,  based  on  a  comparative  study   between  German,  France  and  the  United  States  of   America”     Kai  Pfundheller   Germany   “Differences  and  Similarities  of  German  and  American   Sister  Cities”     Delphine  Sappez   Spain   “Citizenship  and  Autonomism  in  Cuba  in  the  XIXth   Century:  Antonio  Govín  y  Torres’  Commitment  (1847-­‐ 1914)”     Andrea  W alther   Germany   “Local  Policy  Making  Through  Informal  Governance”     David  Moto  Zurdo   Spain   “Diplomatic  Relationships  between  the  Basque   Government  in  Exile  and  the  State  Department”     German  Politics  and  Society     The   Center   continues   to   house   the   editorial   offices   of   German  Politics  and  Society,  an  interdisciplinary  journal   published   by   Berghahn   Books.   Executive   editor   Jeffrey   Anderson   and   managing   editor   Eric   Langenbacher   are   highly   pleased   with   the   journal's   performance   and   trajectory.   Over  2012-­‐2013,  GP&S  published  articles  on   a   diverse   array   of   topics,   such   as   the   concept   of   normality   in   German   foreign   policy,   climate   policy   outcomes,   the   evolution   of   historical   consciousness,   fairy   tales   and   Heimat   in   East   Germany   and   the   Freie   Wӓhler,   as   well   as   a   special   issue   devoted   to   the   50th  


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anniversary of  the  Élysée  Treaty.  Upcoming  special   issues   will   look   at   Turkish   migration   to   Germany,   German-­‐Polish   borderlands   in   culture   and   politics,   and  the  2 013  Bundestag  election.     Graduate  Student  Conference     The   17th   annual   Graduate   Student   Conference   took   place   on   February   8th   and   9th,   2013   and   focused   on   “Europe’s   Vision   Twenty   Years   After   Maastricht.”   His   Excellency   João   Vale   de   Almeida,   Ambassador   and   Head   of   the   Delegation   of   the   European   Union,   gave   a   keynote   address   to   the   United   States.   The   conference   included   four   graduate   student   panels   on:   The   EU   as   a   Global   Actor   in   Social,   Economic   and   Political   Arenas;   Economic   Integration   and   Regulation  Inside  and  Out;  Then  and  Now:   EU   Internal   Development   through   the   Years,   and   National   vs.   Supranational:   European   Identity   Formation.   Twelve   graduate   students   gave   paper   presentations   from   universities   including   the   Free   University   of   Brussels,   Free   University   of   Berlin,   Humboldt   University,   University   of   Birmingham,   and   the   University   of   Bremen.   The   Graduate   Student   Conference   also   included   an   expert   panel   with   speakers   from   the   Atlantic   Council,   the   European   Parliament   Liaison   Office   with   the   U.S.   Congress,   and   ThyssenKrupp   North   America.   The   conference   was   co-­‐chaired   by   MAGES   students   Emily   Buss   (MAGES   2013)   and   Robert   Mevissen   (MAGES   2013),   and   the   faculty   advisor   was   Dr.   Jeffrey   Anderson.    

Graduate Student  Conference  Chairs  Emily  Buss  and  Robert   Mevissen  with  keynote  speaker  H.E.  João  Vale  de  Almeida  

MAGES Master’s  Projects     Students   are   required   to   complete   a   Master’s   Project   to   graduate   from   the   MAGES   program.   Students   present   their   MAGES   project   research   each   spring   as   part   of   the   annual   MAGES   Colloquium.   This   spring,   the   graduating   MAGES   students   presented   their   thesis   research   on   April   26,   2013.   The   four   panels   were   titled   Trade,   Investment,   and   Markets;   Domestic   Politics   and   Societies;  Culture  and  Identity;   Defense   and   Diplomacy;   and   Energy   and   the   Environment.   Each  panel  was  moderated  by   a  MAGES  core  faculty  member   and  comments  were   given   by   a   first   year   student   who   was   selected  to  review  the   papers   before   the   colloquium   to   generate  discussion.  

Mouchka Darmon  presents  her  Master’s  Project  


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Governance and  Administration   Advisory  Council     The  BMW  Center  welcomed  three  new  members  to   the   Center   Advisory   Council   in   2012:     Cathryn   Clüver,   Caroline   King,   Jeffrey   Thinnes,   and   Josef   Kerscher.      Cathryn  is  the  Executive  Director  of  the   Future   of   Diplomacy   Project   at   the   Harvard   Kennedy   School,   a   research   program   that   encourages   the   study   and   understanding   of   diplomacy,   negotiation,   and   statecraft   in   international   politics.     Caroline,   a   MAGES   alumnae,   is   the   Director   of   International   Government   Relations   at   SAP   and   is   responsible   for   managing   programs,  with  a  focus  on  Asia  and  Eastern  Europe.     She   is   the   chief   liaison   to   the   German   government   on   International   Affairs.     Jeffrey   Thinnes   is   the   founder  and  CEO  of  JTI,  Inc.,  a  professional  services   firm   created   in   1999   that   provides   counsel   on   business   strategy,   ethics   and   compliance,   and   strategic   communications   in   the   global   arena.   His   clients   include   some   of   Germany   and   France’s   largest   public   and   private   companies.     We   would   also   like   to   thank   Mr.   Josef   Kerscher,   President   of   BMW   Manufacturing   Company,   for   agreeing   to   serve   as   BMW   Corporation’s   representative.     Mr.   Kersher  began  is  career  with  BMW  in  1979  and  has   served   in   management   positions   across   the   company  from  group  leader  to  department  head  at   the   company’s   Landshut   plant,   to   Managing   Director  of  the  Munich  plant.  

Center Faculty     Dr.   Abraham   Newman,   Associate   Professor   and   a   member   of   the   core   faculty   of   the   Center,   began   his  term  as  Director  of  the  MAGES  program  in  the   fall  of  2012.  Professor  Newman  has  been  teaching   with  the  Center  since  January  2006,  including  the   Masters   Thesis   Capstone   Course,   International   Relations   and   Information   Technology,   and   International   Politics   of   Regulation.   He   holds   degrees   from   Stanford   University,   University   of   California  Berkeley,  and  a  Ph.D.  in  Political  Science   from  University  of  California  Berkeley.     New  Faces  in  A dministration     The   Center   also   welcomed   Julia   Sylla   in   August   2012   as   the   new   Supervisor   of   Academic   Programs.   Prior   to   working   at   the   BMW   Center,   Julia   administered   several   U.S.   Department   of   State   scholarship   programs.   She   holds   a   B.A.   in   English  and  French  from  Bates  College  and  an  M.A.   in   International   Education   from   George   Washington  University.  

The annual   Advisory   Council   meeting   was   held   on   October   26,   2012   with   attendance   from   the   following   Council   members:   Cathryn   Clüver,   Thomas  L.  Hughes,  Josef  Kersher,  Caroline  King,  and   John   E.   Rielly.       Georgetown   was   represented   by   Jeffrey   Anderson,   Abraham   Newman,   Christina   Ruby,   and   Senior   Associate   Dean   of   the   School   of   Foreign   Service,   James   Reardon   Anderson.     Topics   of   discussion   included   academic   and   operational   updates   of   the   Center,   with   a   final   discussion   on   future   priorities   and   challenges   and   suggestions   from  Council  members.          



Appendix Attachment  A:  Members  of  the  Advisory  Council  and  Executive  Committee     Advisory  Council  2012-­‐2013   • Ms.  Britta  Baron   • Prof.  Dr.  Kurt  Biedenkopf   • Ms.  Cathryn  A.  Clüver   • Mr.  Alexander  T.  Ercklentz   • Mr.  Hans  Graf  von  der  Goltz   • Mr.  Andrew  Gundlach   • The  Honorable  Thomas  Hughes   • Mr.  Josef  Kerscher   • Dr.  Caroline  King   • Dean  Carol  Lancaster   • Prof.  Dr.  Arnold  Picot   • Dr.  -­‐Ing  Norbert  Reithofer   • Dr.  John  E.  Rielly   • Mr.  Jeffrey  A.  Thinnes       Executive  Committee  2 012-­‐2013   • Jeffrey  Anderson   • Matthew  Canzoneri   • Richard  Kuisel   • Abraham  Newman   • Peter  Pfeiffer   • Christina  Ruby  (non-­‐voting)   • Katrin  Sieg   • Julia  Sylla  (non-­‐voting)   • Anna  von  der  Goltz   • Daniel  Will,  student  representative  2012-­‐2013   • Holger  W olf    

Attachment  B:  Personnel     Core  Faculty:   • Jeffrey  Anderson,  Graf  Goltz  Professor  and  Director  of  the  BMW  Center  for  German  and  European   Studies,  School  of  Foreign  Service;  Professor,  Department  o f  Government   • Abraham  Newman,  Assistant  Professor,  School  of  Foreign  Service  and  Director,  Master  of  Arts  in   German  and  European  Studies   • Katrin  Sieg,  Professor,  School  of  Foreign  Service   • Anna  von  der  Goltz,  Assistant  Professor,  School  of  Foreign  Service   • Holger  W olf,  Associate  Professor,  School  of  Foreign  Service     Visiting  Faculty:   • Piero  Graglia,  Italian  Fulbright  Visiting  Professor,  Fall  2012   • Asiye  Kaya,  DAAD  Visiting  Professor   • Eric  Langenbacher,  Georgetown  University   • Clara  Ponsati,  Prince  of  Asturias  Distinguished  Visiting  Professor  in  Spanish  Studies      



Adjunct Faculty:   • Jon-­‐Christopher  Bua,  Sky  News  Correspondent   • Reba  Carruth,  PhD,  University  of  Minnesota   • Dieter  Dettke,  PhD,  University  of  Bonn   • Richard  Kuisel,  PhD,  University  of  California,  Berkeley   • Gale  Maddox,  PhD,  University  of  Virginia   • Lindsay  Pettingill,  Georgetown  University   • William  R.  Smyser,  PhD,  The  George  Washington  University     Staff:   • Tyler  Lopez,  Program  Assistant   • Christina  Ruby,  Assistant  Director  of  Finance  and  Administration   • Julia  Sylla,  Supervisor  of  Academic  Affairs   • Phoebe  W ood,  Events  and  Publications  Coordinator    

Attachment  C:  Faculty  Publications  

Mark,  James  and  Anna  von  der  Goltz.  "Encounters."  Europe’s  1968:  Voices  of  Revolt.  Ed.  Robert  Gildea,  James   Mark,  Anette  W arring.  Oxford:  O xford  University  Press,  2013:  131-­‐163.     Mark,  James  ,  Anna  von  der  Goltz,  and  Anette  W arring.  "Reflections."  Europe’s  1968:  Voices  of  Revolt.  Ed.  Robert   Gildea,  James  Mark,  Anette  Warring.  Oxford:  Oxford  University  Press,  2013:  283-­‐325.     Newman,  Abraham  and  David  Zaring.  “Regulatory  Networks:  Power,  Legitimacy,  and  Compliance,”   Interdisciplinary  Perspectives  on  International  Law  and  International  Relations:  The  State  of  the  Art,  eds.  Jeffery   Dunoff  and  Mark  Pollack,  Cambridge:  Cambridge  University  Press.  2012.     Newman,  Abraham.  “Austerity  and  the  End  of  the  European  Model,”  May  1 .  2012.         Oseka,  Piotr,  Polymeris  Voglis,  and  Anna  von  der  Goltz.  "Families."  Europe’s  1968:  Voices  of  Revolt.  Ed.  Robert   Gildea,  James  Mark,  Anette  Warring.  Oxford:  Oxford  University  Press,  2013:  46-­‐71     Sieg,  Katrin.  “Conundrums  of  Post-­‐Socialist  Belonging  at  the  Eurovision  Song  Contest.”    Performing  the  ‘New’   Europe:  Identities,  Feelings,  and  P olitics  in  the  Eurovision  Song  Contest.    Eds.  Milija  Gluhovic  and  Karen   Fricker.    London:  Palgrave  Macmillan,  2013:  218-­‐37.    Sieg,  Katrin.  “Wii  are  Family:  Performing  Race  in  Neoliberal  Europe.”    Theatre  Research  International  38:10   (March  2013):  20-­‐33.    Sieg,  Katrin.  “Cosmopolitan  Empire:  Central  and  Eastern  Europeans  at  the  Eurovision  Song  Contest.”    European   Journal  of  Cultural  Studies  16  (April  2013):244-­‐263   Smyser,  William  Richard.  "We  Have  Never  Had  to  Put  Up  a  Wall  to  Keep  Our  People  In."  The  Atlantic  June-­‐July   2013:  2 3.  Print.     von  der  Goltz,  Anna.  "Making  sense  of  East  Germany’s  1968:  multiple  trajectories  and  contrasting   memories  ."  Memory  Studies  6.1  (2013):  53-­‐69.    




Attachment D:  CGES/MAGES  Event  List  2012-­‐2013     July     July  25:           August     August  23-­‐24:         August  26:         August  28:         September     September  12:         September  16:             September  18:             September  18:                 September  21:             October     October  2:         October  3:         October  9:                 October  11:          

“Liverpool vs.  AS  Roma”  Game  W atch     ICC  501  

MAGES Orientation   ICC  450  and  501   CGES  Welcome  Back  Party   ICC  501   Kaffee  and  Kuchen  w ith  CGES  Faculty  and  Staff   2nd  year  students  speak  w ith  the  MAGES  Director  to  learn  important  information  for  their   MAGES  degree  requirements   ICC  501  

Bosch Fellowship  Presentation   ICC  450   Gregory  Flynn  Memorial  Soccer  Game   Co-­‐sponsored  by  the  CGES  Alumni  Association   Multipurpose  Field,  Georgetown  University   “The  Euro  Crisis:  Challenges  and  Opportunities  for  Central  and  Eastern  Europe”   Jan  Fischer,  Former  Prime  Minister  of  the  Czech  Republic   CCAS  Boardroom,  ICC  241   “Weimar  Germany’s  Republican  W ar  Veterans  and  their  French  Counterparts,  1918-­‐33”   Benjamin  Ziemann   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Georgetown  Institute  for  Global  History   ICC  663   “How  I  Spent  My  Summer  Vacation”   Moderated  by  MAGES  Director,  Abraham  Newman   ICC  501  

Okupational Oktoberfest   ICC  501   Reception  for  MAGES  Alum,  Ken  O koth   ICC  501   “EU  Challenges  in  a  Reshaped  Global  Order:  A  Perspective  from  Slovenia”   H.E.  Roman  Kirn   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Center  for  Eurasian,  Russian,  and  East  European  Studies   McGhee  Library,  ICC  5 01   “The  Jew  W ho  is  Not  O ne:  Reflections  on  Politics  in  France”   Professor  Lawrence  Kritzman,  Dartmoth  College   McCarthy  Room,  Department  of  France  



October 15:         October  17:             October  17:      

October 19:         October  26:         November     November  2:         November  5:             November  8:             November  12:             November  14:             November  16:         November  27:             November  30-­‐   December  1:           December     December  7:        

Alumni Outreach  Reception:  New  York  City   8th  Street  W inecellar,  New  York  City   PD:  PhD  Information  Session   Abraham  Newman   ICC  501   “Lithuania’s  Story”   H.E.  Žygimantas  Pavilionis,  Ambassador  of  Lithuania   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Center  for  Eurasian,  Russian  and  East  European  Studies   McGee  Library,  ICC  3 01     Oktoberfest  Happy  Hour   Mid-­‐level  Terrace,  Georgetown  University   Annual  Advisory  Council  Meeting   ICC  501  

Thanks-­‐O-­‐Ween ICC  501   “An  Uncertain  Legacy:  Resistance  and  Politics  in  France”   Olivier  W ievorka   Co-­‐sponsored  by  the  Embassy  of  France   CCAS  Boardroom,  ICC  241   PD:  Speed  Networking   Moderated  by  Julia  Sylla  and  Tina  Ruby   ICC  Galleria   “Secularism,  Islamism,  and  W omen’s  Rights  in  Turkey”   Serpil  Sancar   ICC  450   PD:  Job  Search  101   Moderated  by  Anne  Steen,  SFS  Career  Center   ICC  450   Meeting  with  Dr.  Gregor  Gysi   ICC  501   “The  European  Debate  on  the  Stability  Treaty  and  the  Perspectives  of  Further  Development  of   the  Union”   Piero  Graglia   ICC  462   Alumni  Outreach  Events:  San  Francisco  and  Los  Angeles   E&O  Asian  Kitchen,  San  Francisco   Sonoma  W ine  Garden,  Santa  Monica  

CGES Holiday  Party   ICC  501  



December 10:             December  12:         January     January  17:             January  18:             February     February  1 :             February  4 :         February  8 -­‐9:  

“Scotland in  the  World”   Michael  Moore,  Secretary  of  State  for  Scotland   Riggs  Library,  Healy  Hall   Alumni  Outreach  Reception:  Chicago   The  Chicago  Club,  Chicago  

“Italy: A  Foreign  Policy  Player  and  Cultural  Reference  Point”   H.E.  Claudio  Bisogniero,  Ambassador  of  Italy  to  the  United  States   Riggs  Library,  Healy  Hall   “Between  Turkey  and  Europe:  Democracy’s  New  Clothes”   Safak  Pavey,  Member  of  the  Turkish  Parliament   CCAS  Boardroom,  ICC  241  

The Élysée  Treaty  at  50   Roundtable  w ith  the  support  of  the  French  Embassy  and  the  German  Embassy   Riggs  Library,  Healy  Hall   “The  Marcel  Network”   Fed  Coleman,  Author   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Department  of  French,  the  Program  for  Jewish  Civilization,  and  Campus   Ministries   17th  Annual  Graduate  Student  Conference:  Europe’s  Vision  Twenty  Years  After  Maastricht   Co-­‐sponsored  by  the  American  Consortium  on  European  Union  Studies  and  the  CGES  Alumni   Association   Copley  Hall  

    February  1 4:   “The  Finnish  View  o n  Arctic  Security  Challenges  and  the  Arctic  Capabilities”       Captain  Timo  Junttila,  Embassy  o f  Finland,  and  Malte  Humpert,  The  Arctic  Insitute       Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Center  for  Security  Studies       Mortara  Center  for  International  Studies     February  2 0-­‐23:  “Secularism  on  the  Edge:  The  Church  and  the  State  in  the  US,  France,  and  Israel”   Three-­‐day  conference  co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Program  for  Jewish  Civilization,  the  Department   of  French,  and  the  Department  of  Government   Georgetown  University  Hotel  and  Conference  Center,  Salon  D  &  E       February  2 1:   CGES  Faculty  Panel:  What’s  Right?  W hat’s  Left?       ICC  450     February  2 8:   Alumni  Panel:  Defining  your  MAGES  Degree       ICC  450     March     March  11:   Information  Session  for  the  German  Chancellor       ICC  450     March  13:   “The  Left  and  Minority  Representation:  The  Labour  Party,  Muslim  Candidates,  and  Inclusion   Tradeoffs”       Rafaela  Dancygier       CCAS  Boardroom,  ICC  241  



March 14:     March  20:                 March  25:             March  26:  

March  27:             April     April  2 :               April  4 :               April  8 :               April  1 1:                 April  1 2:         April  1 2:             April  1 5:            

“Socialism Goes  Global:  The  Shaping  of  a  New  Transnational  Culture  in  Hungary  1956-­‐75”   James  Mark   ICC  662   “Iberian  Interculturalism:  Can  it  Survive  Economic  Trauma  and  New  Extremisms?”   Marvine  Howe   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Alwaleed  Bin  Talal  Center  for  Muslim-­‐Christian  Understanding   ICC  270   “Taming  Modernity:  European  Experiences  in  the  Twentieth  Century”   Konrad  Jarausch   CCAS  Boardroom,  ICC  241   “Democratic  and  Social  Innovations  to  Strengthen  Cities  and  Urban  Partnerships  for  the  21st   Century”   Dr.  Matthias  Freise,  Dr.  Kai  Pfundheller,  Andrea  Walter,  and  Friedrich  Paulsen,  Münster   University   ICC  302P   “The  US  Relationship  w ith  Poland”   H.E.  Stephen  Mull,  US  Ambassador  to  Poland   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Center  for  Eurasian,  Russian,  and  East  European  Studies  and  the  SFS   Dean’s  Office   McGhee  Library,  ICC  3 01  

“Europe: What  is  Left,  W hat  is  Right  Today”   Gérard  Grunberg   CCAS  Boardroom,  ICC  241   “In  the  Smoke  of  the  Firebombs:  The  Asylum  Seeker  in  German  Post-­‐War  History”   Ulrich  Herbert   ICC462   “Will  the  Eurozone  Debt  Crisis  Ever  End?”   Professor  David  Cameron   ICC  450   “The  NATO  Enlargement  Question  in  German  Unification  Diplomacy  &  its  Consequences  for   Post-­‐Cold  War  European  Security  Architecture”   Kristina  Spohr   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Department  of  History   ICC  662   Admitted  Student  Open  House   Carbarn  427,  ICC  302-­‐P   “New  States  in  the  EU?”   Carles  Boix,  Fiona  Hill,  Alan  Patten,  Nicholas  Siegel   Healy  Hall  105   Alumni  Outreach  Event:  DC   AM  W ine  Shoppe  



April 1 8:             April  1 8-­‐20:  

    April  1 9:             April  2 2:     April  2 4:  

April  2 6:         May     May  1 :               May  1 4:           May  1 5:  

May  1 6:           May  1 7:           June     June  8:                    

“The European  Economic  Crisis:  A  View  from  the  South”   Andreu  Mas  Colell,  Honorable  Minister  o f  Economy  of  Catalonia   Riggs  Library,  Healy  Hall   “Inventing  the  ‘Silent  Majority’:  Conservative  Mobilization  in  W estern  Europe  and  the  United   States  in  the  1960s  and  1 970s”   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  German  Historical  Institute  (GHI)  and  support  from  the  Embassy  of   France   GHI,  Washington,  DC   “Germany’s  Role  in  the  Future  of  the  Euro”   Dr.  Kurt  Biedenkopf   McGhee  Library,  ICC  3 01   “Perspectives  from  Sweden:  Reforming  and  Implementing  Immigration  Policy”   Tobias  Billström,  Minister  for  Migration  and  Asylum  Policy,  Ministry  of  Justice,  Sweden   Philodemic  Room,  Healy  Hall   “The  U.S.  Pivot  to  Asia  and  the  European  Response  –  Can  Free  Trade  Save  the  Transatlantic   Relationship?”   Jürgen  Chrobog,  Jeffrey  Anderson,  Marjorie  Chorlins  ,  Charles  A.  Kupchan,  Valerie  Rouxel-­‐ Laxton,  and  Eberhard  Sandschneider   Co-­‐sponsored  by  BMW  Stiftung  Herbert  Quandt   Mortara  Center  for  International  Studies   MAGES  Colloquium   Healy  Hall  103  

“Migration and  Mobility  -­‐    Are  We  Tapping  the  Opportunities?”   Cecilia  Malmström,  EU  Home  Affairs  Commissioner   Car  Barn  427   Town  Hall   McGhee  Library,  ICC  3 01   “Fußball  v.  Football,  Baseball,  Basketball,  Hockey  –  and  (perhaps  in  the  not  so  distant  future)   Soccer:  Hegemonic  Sports  Cultures  in  Germany  and  the  US”   Andrei  Markovits   Co-­‐sponsored  w ith  the  Goethe  Institut  and  the  German  Embassy   Goethe  Institute,  Washington,  DC   Graduation  Reception   Embassy  of  Finland   Commencement   Georgetown  University  

Alumni Outreach  Events:  Berlin,  Germany   Professional  Development  Meeting,  Café  Lebensart,  Berlin   Berlin  Walking  Tour   Reception,  Soho  House,  Berlin  





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Attachment E:  Overview  of  MAGES  Courses    

Fall 2012  Course  Schedule     MAGES  Core  Courses     First  Year:   GEST  541   German  and  European  History   Professor  Anna  von  der  Goltz     GEST  590   Politics  in  Europe  and  the  EU   Professor  Jeffrey  Anderson     Elective  Courses     CULP  410   Race,  Ethnicity,  and  Migration  in  Europe   Professor  Asiye  Kaya     GERM  3 78   Germany  in  Europe   Professor  Peter  Pfeiffer     GERM  6 02   Cultural  Theory  &  German  Popular  Culture   Professor  Katrin  Sieg     HIST  646   Collective  Identities  in  Europe,  20th  Century   Professor  Richard  Kuisel     INAF  553   Politics  of  Difference  in  Europe   Professor  Asiye  Kaya     INAF  632   Strategy,  Politics,  and  Economics   Professor  Clara  Ponsati     INAF  652   1960s  Italy:  Ideas  and  Politics   Professor  Piero  Graglia     INAF  907   MAGES  W ash  DC  Internship  Tutorial   Staff     SEST  582   Politics  of  European  Security   Professors  Dieter  Dettke  and  Gail  Mattox          

Spring 2013  Course  Schedule     MAGES  Core  Courses     First  Year:   GERM  5 10   Theorizing  Culture   Professor  Katrin  Sieg     INAF  590   International  Relations  in  Europe   Professor  Abraham  Newman     Second  Year:   GEST  980   MAGES  Seminar   Professors  Abraham  Newman  and  Katrin  Sieg     Elective  Courses     HIST  701   1970s  in  Transnational  Perspective   Professors  Anna  von  der  Goltz  and  Michael  Kazin     INAF  506   Politics  &  Media:  US-­‐EU  Perspective   Instructor  John-­‐Christopher  Bua     INAF  592   Diplomacy  and  Statecraft   Professor  W illiam  R.  Smyser     INAF  711   Politics  &  Memory  in  Europe  and  Beyond   Professor  Eric  Langenbacher     INAF  733   Transatlantic  Environmental/UN  Climate  Change   Policy   Professor  Reba  Carruth     INAF  741   Quantitative  Methods  in  Practice   Instructor  Lindsay  Pettingill     INAF  753   Crisis  in  Europe   Professor  Clara  Ponsati    



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2012-2013 BMW Center for German and European Studies Annual Report  
2012-2013 BMW Center for German and European Studies Annual Report