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Mission Statement for the Cornell Institute for European Studies
Cornell University

The Institute for European Studies (IES) advances scholarship and teaching by placing Europe in a global context and contributing to the training of a new generation of global citizens.

We pursue an understanding of multi-faceted Europe’s contemporary relevance as well as its historical trajectory in shaping, disseminating and translating languages, ideas, images, policies, technologies, objects, information, food, and music, among other things.

Historically, IES was among the first major university institutes to combine Eastern and Western European studies. Today we update that perspective by discussing European countries as places of arrival and departure in multiple migration paths.

This perspective critically acknowledges Europe’s role in the history of both modernization and colonization of countries around the world, as well as its character as an immigrant continent and diaspora of various peoples.

IES is one of eight regional and thematic programs in the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, located in Uris Hall in the heart of Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York.

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Maria Goula


IES Phone: (607) 255-1323

IES Address: 120B Uris Hall

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, CALS

Phone: (607) 255-1802

Address: 440 Kennedy Hall

Statement from the Director

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Pamela Hampton

Program Manager

(607) 254-7459

120C Uris Hall

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Claire Swensen

Administrative Assistant

(607) 255-7592

120 Uris Hall


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Bayarmaa Enkhtaivan

Data Administrative Assistant

(607) 255-7592

120 Uris Hall